Accession Number : ADP004146

Title :   Treatment of Wastewater (Red Water) Resulting from TNT (Trinitrotoluene) Purification,


Personal Author(s) : Carrazza,J. ; Pregun,E. ; Chandler,C. ; Helbert,W.

Report Date : 22 MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Numerous approaches have been investigated to either concentrate the red water for disposal or recover reusable products. These approaches included reverse osmosis, acidification, Tampella Process, Atomics International Aqueous Carbonate Process, SCA Billerud Process, and the Sonoco Sulfite Recovery Process (SSRP). An assessment of these techniques based upon level of TNT production, foreign patent and scale down problems, simplicity of design, capital and operating cost estimates and other criteria resulted in selection of the SSRP for further evaluation. Extensive laboratory and pilot plant studies of process feedstock formulations, pellet versus slurry feed, multi-hearth versus rotary kiln furnace, evaporators, separators, dryers, feedstock mixers and transport systems were conducted. This resulted in the development of criteria currently being utilized for implementation of a sulfite recovery facility to support TNT production at Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RAAP). The SRP process is developed for RAAP is described.

Descriptors :   *Waste treatment, *Waste water, Water treatment, TNT, Purification, Waste disposal, Recovery, Recycled materials, Reverse osmosis, Laboratory tests, Pilot studies, Formulations, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE