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Title: Field demonstration and validation of TREECS™ and CTS for the risk assessment of contaminants on Department of Defense (DoD) ranges : ESTCP Project Number ER-201435
Authors: Dortch, Mark S.
Johnson, Billy E.
Weber, Eric J.
Keywords: Hydrogeological modeling
Fate of munitions constituents (MC)
Model validation
Physicochemical properties
Emerging constituents (EC)
Best management practices (BMPs)
Explosives, Military
Rifle ranges
Bombing and gunnery ranges
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/EL;TR-17-5
Abstract: Abstract: The Training Range Environmental Evaluation and Characterization System (TREECS™) was developed to forecast the fate of and risk from munitions constituents (MC), such as high explosives (HE) and metals, within and transported from firing/training ranges to surface water and groundwater. The Chemical Transformation Simulator (CTS) was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide physicochemical properties of complex organic chemicals. TREECS™ requires such properties for predicting environmental fate of MC. This study validated the capability of TREECS™ and CTS to predict MC (HE RDX) concentrations in receiving waters down-gradient of training/firing ranges for three installations: Demolition Area 2 of Massachusetts Military Reservation, MA.; Artillery Impact Area of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.; and Zulu Impact Area of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA. The study also demonstrated the utility of these modeling system for forecasting the fate of emerging HE NTO, DNAN, and NQ associated with new insensitive munitions and evaluating best management practices for reducing down-gradient receiving water concentrations. The overall benefit of this work is to help transition these tools to the user community for use towards ensuring range compliance and sustainability into the future.
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