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Title: Overview of on-site analytical methods for explosives in soil
Authors: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Region X.
U.S. Army Environmental Center.
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.
National Exposure Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Installation Restoration Research Program (U.S.)
Crockett, Alan B.
Jenkins, Thomas F.
Craig, Harry D.
Sisk, Wayne E.
Keywords: DNT
On-site analysis
Field screening
Hazardous waste sites
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 98-4.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: On-site methods for explosives in soil are reviewed. Current methods emphasize the detection of TNT and RDX. Methods that have undergone significant validation fall into two categories: colorimetric-based methods and enzyme immunoassay methods. Discussions include considerations of specificity, detection limits, extraction, cost, and ease of use. A discussion of the unique sampling design considerations is also provided as well as an overview of the most commonly employed laboratory method for analyzing explosives in soil. A short summary of ongoing development activities is provided.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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