Mohammad M. Qasim

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Although much has been discovered, discussed and written as to problems of contamination by various military unique compounds, particularly by the nitrogen based energetics (NOCs), remaining problems dictate further evaluation of actual and potential risk to the environment by these energetics and their derivatives and metabolites through determination of(More)
Extensive studies have been conducted in the past decades to predict the environmental abiotic and biotic redox fate of nitroaromatic and nitramine explosives. However, surprisingly little information is available on one-electron standard reduction potentials (Eo(R-NO2/R-NO2-)). The Eo(R-NO2/R-NO2-) is an essential thermodynamic parameter for predicting the(More)
Water solubility values for 27 nitro compounds with experimentally measured values were computed using the conductor-like screening model for real solvent (COSMO-RS) based on the density functional theory and COSMO technique. We have found that the accuracy of the COSMO-RS approach for prediction of water solubility of liquid nitro compounds is impressively(More)
Environmental Laboratory Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. ABSTRACT: Training and munitions firing activities at military ranges are operations vital to the readiness of the U.S. Army. These activities involve the use of pyrotechnic, explosive, and incendiary compounds. During an initial effort, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and(More)
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