Accession Number : ADD013039
Title : Field Detection of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in Water by Ion-Exchange Resins.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Heller,Carl A ; Erickson,Eric D ; Greni,Sterling R
Report Date : 29 Jan 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : A method and a device for the detection of trinitrotoluene (TNT) in effluent water from the purification apparatus of ammunition plants is described. The tube detector utilizes a basic oxide section to convert the TNT to its Meisenheimer anions, followed by an alkyl quaternary ammonium chloride ion-exchange resin which collects the colored anions. The length of the resultant stain is proportional to the concentration of TNT in the water.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *TNT, *DETECTORS, AMMUNITION, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, OXIDES, DETECTION, WATER, ANIONS, COLORS, EFFLUENTS, ION EXCHANGE, POLYMERS
Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE