volume 39, issue 20, P5027-5032 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2005.10.004
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Seok-Young Oh, Pei C. Chiu, Byung J. Kim, Daniel K. Cha

Abstract: Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (C3H6N3(NO2)3, royal demolition explosive or RDX) is a common nitramine explosive and one of the major constituents in wastewaters from ammunitions plants. The objective of this study is to investigate zero-valent iron (Fe0) pretreatment for enhancing the biodegradability of recalcitrant RDX. It was hypothesized that iron pretreatment can reductively transform RDX to products that are more amenable to biological treatment processes such as activated sludge. Results of ba…

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