disposal program, a short description of the facility designs, and a summary of the usage of carbon filtration at the sites. Also presented were the statement of task for the study and the scope of the study which the committee has adopted. In the next paragraph the committee turns to the organization of the rest of the report.

Chapter 2 gives details of the use and on-site management of activated carbon at the facilities. Chapter 3 discusses the regulatory issues that impact the usage and disposal of carbon. Chapter 4 describes adsorption fundamentals and discusses the chemistry and fate of the agents on activated carbon as well as analytical methods to measure their concentrations. Chapter 5 summarizes commercial and industrial practices for management of carbon being used in industrial settings. In Chapter 6, the committee addresses the issues unique to the disposal of activated carbon that has become contaminated with mercury, which is expected at some sites where mustard agent contaminated with mercury must be destroyed. Finally, Chapter 7 discusses and assesses the Army’s past experience with the disposal of used carbon and the disposition options available for used carbon from chemical agent disposal facility operations. It also provides the committee’s general findings and recommendations.

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