Electrokinetics tests on TNT contaminated soil specimens

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Abstract

The disposal of TNT and their degradation products from munitions manufacturing plants presents a serioius and potentially hazardous contamination problems. Therefore its migration from disposal sites must be checked and the contaminated ground be cleaned. This study present observations obtained in laboratory works on the use of electrokinetic soil processing in remediating soil contaminated with TNT. It was found that after electrokinetic processing, the concentration of TNT drops markedly at sections closest to the cathode. This, however, was not due to transport of TNT. Analysis showed that this was possibly due to transformation of TNT to TNT anions which were undetected using conventional analytical method. The experiments demonstrated various difficulties of using electrokinetic soil processing in remediating nonpolar organics, such as TNT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoenvironmental engineering. Contaminated ground: fate of pollutants and remediation. Proc. Conference, Cardiff, 1997
EditorsR.N. Yong, H.R. Thomas
PublisherThomas Telford
Pages496-501
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Taha, M. R. (1997). Electrokinetics tests on TNT contaminated soil specimens. In R. N. Yong, & H. R. Thomas (Eds.), Geoenvironmental engineering. Contaminated ground: fate of pollutants and remediation. Proc. Conference, Cardiff, 1997 (pp. 496-501). Thomas Telford.

Electrokinetics tests on TNT contaminated soil specimens. / Taha, Mohd. Raihan.

Geoenvironmental engineering. Contaminated ground: fate of pollutants and remediation. Proc. Conference, Cardiff, 1997. ed. / R.N. Yong; H.R. Thomas. Thomas Telford, 1997. p. 496-501.

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Taha, MR 1997, Electrokinetics tests on TNT contaminated soil specimens. in RN Yong & HR Thomas (eds), Geoenvironmental engineering. Contaminated ground: fate of pollutants and remediation. Proc. Conference, Cardiff, 1997. Thomas Telford, pp. 496-501.
Taha MR. Electrokinetics tests on TNT contaminated soil specimens. In Yong RN, Thomas HR, editors, Geoenvironmental engineering. Contaminated ground: fate of pollutants and remediation. Proc. Conference, Cardiff, 1997. Thomas Telford. 1997. p. 496-501
Taha, Mohd. Raihan. / Electrokinetics tests on TNT contaminated soil specimens. Geoenvironmental engineering. Contaminated ground: fate of pollutants and remediation. Proc. Conference, Cardiff, 1997. editor / R.N. Yong ; H.R. Thomas. Thomas Telford, 1997. pp. 496-501
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