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Title: Characterization and fate of gun and rocket propellant residues on testing and training ranges : interim report 1
Authors: Defence Research Establishment Valcartier.
Envirostate (Firm)
Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (U.S.)
Jenkins, Thomas F.
Pennington, Judith C.
Ampleman, Guy, 1954-
Thiboutot, Sonia, 1962-
Walsh, Michael R.
Diaz, Emmanuela.
Dontsova, Katerina M.
Hewitt, Alan D. (Alan Dole)
Walsh, Marianne E.
Bigl, Susan R.
Taylor, Susan.
MacMillan, Denise K.
Clausen, Jay L.
Lambert, Dennis J.
Perron, Nancy M.
Lapointe, Marie Claude.
Brochu, Sylvie.
Brassard, Marc.
Stowe, Rob.
Farinaccio, Roccio.
Gagnon, Annie.
Marois, André, 1959-
Gilbert, Denis.
Faucher, Dominic.
Yost, Sally L.
Hayes, Charolett A.
Ramsey, Charles A.
Zufelt, Jon E.
Collins, Charles M.
Gelvin, Arthur B.
Saari, Stephanie P.
Keywords: Artillery
Soil columns
Soil transport
Soil pollution
Rocket motor
Soil sampling
Small arms
Firing ranges
Training ranges
Environmental management
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC TR ; 07-1 rept.1.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The objectives of the research described in this report are to characterize the deposition and accumulation of propellant residues at the various types of firing points at military firing ranges, develop process descriptors to allow estimation of environmental transport rates of individual energetic chemicals from these residues, and collect lysimeter and groundwater monitoring well samples to experimentally assess off-site transport of residues. Estimates of residue deposition are presented for the firing of 60- and 81-mm mortars and 105-mm howitzers. Experimental results are provided for propellant residue accumulation at antitank rocket, mortar, artillery, and small arms ranges at several installations. Results from soil column experiments on the transport of nitroglycerin, nitroguanidine, and diphenylamine also are presented with resulting transport property estimates. Also, an experiment to assess the deposition of ammonium perchlorate from Mk58 rocket motors is described.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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