Photocatalytic transformations and degradation of 2,4,6-tirnitrotoluene (TNT) in TiO2 slurries

Daniel C. Schmelling*, Kimberly A. Gray

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Abstract

The photodegradation of TNT in a TiO2 slurry reactor was studied as both a potential treatment technique for the remediation of water with munitions contamination and to gain further insight into the behavior of a nitroaromatic compound in a photocatalytic system. Photocatalytic and direct photolytic reactions were compared by evaluating rates and extent of TNT transformation and mineralization in the presence and absence of oxygen. Nitrate, nitrite, and ammonium ion concentrations were determined and mass balances on carbon and nitrogen were performed for the catalytic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment
EditorsJoseph N. Ryan, Marc Edwards
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages751-755
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0784400318
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 National Conference on Environmental Engineering - Boulder, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 11 1994Jul 13 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 National Conference on Environmental Engineering
CityBoulder, CO, USA
Period7/11/947/13/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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    Schmelling, D. C., & Gray, K. A. (1994). Photocatalytic transformations and degradation of 2,4,6-tirnitrotoluene (TNT) in TiO2 slurries. In J. N. Ryan, & M. Edwards (Eds.), Critical Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment (pp. 751-755). Publ by ASCE.