Accession Number : ADA594425


Title :   Fate of Thallium(I) in Reverse Osmosis and Chlorinated Water Matrices


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 2010-Dec 2011


Corporate Author : ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR


Personal Author(s) : Bevilacqua, Vicky L ; Snyder, Arnold P ; Dusick, Brandon ; Norman, Steve ; Schwarz, John ; Meuser, Jill


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA594425


Report Date : Feb 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : This is the final report for a limited thallium fate study in support of the Joint Chemical Biological Radiological Agent Water Monitor program funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The persistence of thallium(I) sulfate in water prepared using reverse osmosis (RO) and RO water with added chlorine (RO-Cl) was measured using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) for a period of 2 weeks. The depletion of thallium(I) from the solution occurred with half-lives of 116 and 131 days for the RO and RO-Cl solutions respectively; this depletion is assigned to the adsorption of thallium(I) on the walls of the vials that were used.


Descriptors :   *CHLORINE , *REVERSE OSMOSIS , *THALLIUM , ADSORPTION , DEPLETION , EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY


Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE