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dc.contributorStrategic Environmental Research and Development Program (U.S.)-
dc.contributorNaval Research Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.contributorEnvironmental Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.contributorTexas A & M University. Dept. of Oceanography.-
dc.contributor.authorMiyares, Paul H.-
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Charles M. (Charles Michael), 1950--
dc.contributor.authorPennington, Judith C.-
dc.contributor.authorCoffin, Richard B.-
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Thomas F.-
dc.contributor.authorCifuentes, Luis.-
dc.descriptionSpecial Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: The use of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope measurements from TNT was examined as a possible tool for monitoring the natural attenuation of TNT. Incubation studies of spiked soil samples were conducted. The concentration of TNT and the del (δ) values for 13-C and 15-N of the soil and of TNT were measured with time. Results indicated that no measureable changes in the δ13-C or δ15-N value of the soil or δ13-C values for TNT could be detected as the concentration of TNT decreased. Measureable changes in the δ15-N value of TNT with changing TNT concentration suggested a possible monitoring route. Field studies using both soil and groundwater samples support the laboratory finding that changes in the δ15-N for TNT extracted from groundwater could be detected in samples collected at different points along transects at the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant and that no measurable change in the δ13-C values for soil or TNT could be seen.-
dc.publisherCold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 99-18.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
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dc.subjectNatural attenuation-
dc.subjectStable isotopes-
dc.subjectStable isotope tracers-
dc.subjectExplosive ordinance disposal-
dc.titleUsing stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen as in-situ tracers for monitoring the natural attenuation of explosives-
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