See more from this Session: General Military Land Use & Management: II
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Long Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC, Lower Level
A complete understanding of the fate of munitions constituents (MC) on U.S. Army training lands is needed to develop the fundamental framework for the contaminant transport, transformation, and fate (CTT&F) model for predicting the impacts of training activities on the distribution of MC in the environment. Explosive compounds RDX, TNT, and HMX derived from Composition-B explosive are of particular concern due to their toxicity potential and widespread use. Distribution of these compounds from particulate Comp-B exposed to rainfall was determined in the laboratory using a rainfall simulator. Results will be discussed.