BIODEGRADATION OF ENERGETIC COMPOUNDS: APPLICATION TO SITE RESTORATION

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Authors
  1. Thiboutot, S.
  2. Lavigne, J.
  3. Ampleman, G.
  4. Richer, G.
  5. Lavertu, R.
  6. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A multidisciplinary approach involving chemistry, microbiology, ecotoxicology and bioengineering has been undertaken in a joint effort involving the Defence Research Establishment, Valcartier of National Defence Canada (DREV/DND) and the Biotechnology Research Institute of the National Research Council of Canada (BRI/NRC). The aim of this joint collaboration is to study the bioremediation of soils contaminated with energetic compounds such as RDX, TNT, NC and GAP. Contaminated sites were sampled and analyzed for the presence of TNT, RDX and NC. Modified EPA SW 846 Method 8330 was used for the determination of RDX and TNT. As expected, the method was found accurate (greater than 90% recovery), precise (relative deviation standard less than or equal to 2%) and sensitive (detection limit less than or equal to 0.5 mg/Kg) over a range of concentration from 0.5 to 20,000 mg/Kg of soil dry weight. Labelled C14(-) energetic compounds were syntehsized to monitor their biodegration.
Keywords
Bioremediation;Site restoration
Report Number
AGARD-CP-559-PAP-40 — CONTAINED IN 95-02639
Date of publication
01 Feb 1995
Number of Pages
6
DSTKIM No
95-02634
CANDIS No
151550
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