Investigating the fate of nitroaromatic (TNT) and nitramine (RDX and HMX) explosives in fractured and pristine soils.

@article{Douglas2009InvestigatingTF,
  title={Investigating the fate of nitroaromatic (TNT) and nitramine (RDX and HMX) explosives in fractured and pristine soils.},
  author={Thomas A Douglas and Marianne E. Walsh and C. J. McGrath and Charles A. Weiss},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={2285-94}
}
Explosives compounds, known toxins, are loaded to soils on military training ranges predominantly during explosives detonation events that likely fracture soil particles. This study was conducted to investigate the fate of explosives compounds in aqueous slurries containing fractured and pristine soil particles. Three soils were crushed with a piston to emulate detonation-induced fracturing. X-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry, gas adsorption surface area measurements, and… CONTINUE READING
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