Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Willie F. Harper, Jr., PhD
Insensitive munitions (IMs) are increasingly employed by the U.S. military to prevent unintended detonations associated with conventional munitions. One IM used extensively is 2,4 dinitroanisole (DNAN). This research employed an ultraviolet light emitting diode (LED) and hydrogen peroxide advanced oxidation process (AOP) to treat DNAN-contaminated water at the laboratory scale. Five molar peroxide ratios (50:1, 100:1, 250:1, 500:1, 1000:1) were evaluated using the observed pseudo first-order rate constant as the performance metric. Both peroxide-limiting reactions and radical scavenging were observed over the range of ratios tested, with overall removal of DNAN decreasing above a ratio of 500:1.
DTIC Accession Number
Searcy, Troy M., "The Effect of Molar Peroxide Ratio on the Oxidation of 2,4-Dinitroanisole in an Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diode Advanced Oxidation Process" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4962.