Determining Fate and Transport Parameters for Nitroglycerine, 2,4-Dinitrotoluene, 2,6-Dinitrotoluene and Nitroguanidine in Soils

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Title:
Determining Fate and Transport Parameters for Nitroglycerine, 2,4-Dinitrotoluene, 2,6-Dinitrotoluene and Nitroguanidine in Soils
Author:
Gosch, Damian Leigh
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
During military operations, a small fraction of propellant mass is not consumed during firing and is deposited onto the ground surface. Soluble propellant constituents can be released from particulate residues into the environment. The release of uncombusted propellant residues and transformation products results in soil, surface water, and ultimately groundwater contamination. It is important to study the potential for off-site migration of munitions and to provide qualitative data that helps better understand transit of these propellant constituents. Propellant constituents of interest for this study were nitroglycerine (NG), 2,4-dinitrotoluine (2,4-DNT), 2,6-dinitrotoluine (2,6-DNT), and nitroguanidine (NQ). The goal of this work is to determine fate and transport parameters, partition/distribution coefficients and transformation rates for these compounds in three soils that represent a range of geographic locations and soil properties. This supports a companion study that looks at dissolution of constituents from fired and unfired solid propellant formulations and their transport in soil.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
fate; propellants; sorption; transport; Hydrology; batch; contaminants
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Hydrology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ferre, Paul A.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDetermining Fate and Transport Parameters for Nitroglycerine, 2,4-Dinitrotoluene, 2,6-Dinitrotoluene and Nitroguanidine in Soilsen_US
dc.creatorGosch, Damian Leighen_US
dc.contributor.authorGosch, Damian Leighen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring military operations, a small fraction of propellant mass is not consumed during firing and is deposited onto the ground surface. Soluble propellant constituents can be released from particulate residues into the environment. The release of uncombusted propellant residues and transformation products results in soil, surface water, and ultimately groundwater contamination. It is important to study the potential for off-site migration of munitions and to provide qualitative data that helps better understand transit of these propellant constituents. Propellant constituents of interest for this study were nitroglycerine (NG), 2,4-dinitrotoluine (2,4-DNT), 2,6-dinitrotoluine (2,6-DNT), and nitroguanidine (NQ). The goal of this work is to determine fate and transport parameters, partition/distribution coefficients and transformation rates for these compounds in three soils that represent a range of geographic locations and soil properties. This supports a companion study that looks at dissolution of constituents from fired and unfired solid propellant formulations and their transport in soil.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectfateen_US
dc.subjectpropellantsen_US
dc.subjectsorptionen_US
dc.subjecttransporten_US
dc.subjectHydrologyen_US
dc.subjectbatchen_US
dc.subjectcontaminantsen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFerre, Paul A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDontsova, Katerinaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChorover, Jonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMeixner, Tomen_US
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