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VALIDATION OF STABLE ISOTOPE RATIO ANALYSIS TO DOCUMENT THE BIODEGRADATION AND NATURAL ATTENUATION OF RDX
Hatzinger, P., M. Fuller, N.C. Sturchio, and J.K. Boehlke.
ESTCP Project ER-201208, 144 pp, 2018

RDX contamination often occurs over expansive areas where in situ or ex situ treatment technologies are difficult to implement and evidence of nitramine biodegradation under field conditions is difficult to determine, as rates may be relatively slow. The project objective was to validate a compound-specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) method to confirm and constrain rates of aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation of RDX at field sites. This technique can be utilized to provide critical data to support monitored natural attenuation as a remedy for treating RDX in groundwater and to confirm the effectiveness of in situ enhanced bioremediation remedies. https://www.serdp-estcp.org/content/download/47834/455829/file/ER-201208%20Final%20Report.pdf



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