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Main Title Ultraviolet-Ozone and Ultraviolet-Oxidant Treatment of Pink Water.
Author Roth, Milton ; Murphy, Jr, Joseph M. ;
CORP Author Army Armament Research and Development Command, Dover, NJ. Large Caliber Weapon Systems Lab.;Shared Bibliographic Input Experiment.
Year Published 1978
Report Number ARLCD-TR-78057; EPA-D6-0059; AD-E400 263;
Stock Number AD-A064 106/8
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Munitions industry ; TNT ; Explosives ; Ozone ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Oxidation ; Pilot plants ; Ultraviolet lamps ; Pink water ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  AD-A064 106/8 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 45p
Pink water, a solution of trinitrotoluene (TNT and other nitro-bodies) is a major pollutant at AAP's which manufacture TNT and load, assemble, and pack bombs and other ammunition. Two of the new technologies being investigated as alternatives to carbon adsorption, which is currently used to purify pink water, are covered in this report. One method involves the use of ultraviolet (uv) ozone; the other, uv-oxidant. In the uv-ozone study, a pilot system with a volume of 3.79 cubic meters per day was evaluated. This system reduced dissolved TNT and RDX to less than one milligram per liter with no by-products requiring disposal. A larger, 18.9 cubic meter per day plant, is proposed. In evaluating the uv-oxidant process, commercially available uv-light, water-purification units were used in conjunction with oxidants such as hydrogen peroxide or oxone, a blend of potassium persulfate oxidants. Variables such as film depth, dilutions, uv wavelength, and operation of the units in series rather than in parallel, were examined in optimizing the system. (Author)