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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

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Attention for Chapter 6: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 166)
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Chapter title
Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Chapter number 6
Book title
Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Published in
Reviews of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology, January 2007
DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-69163-3_6
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-0-387-69162-6, 978-0-387-69163-3

Albert L. Juhasz, Ravendra Naidu, Juhasz, Albert L, Naidu, Ravendra, Juhasz, Albert L.


An explosive or energetic compound is a chemical material that, under the influence of thermal or chemical shock, decomposes rapidly with the evolution of large amounts of heat and gas. Numerous compounds and compositions may be classified as energetic compounds; however, secondary explosives, such as TNT, RDX, and HMX pose the largest potential concern to the environment because they are produced and used in defense in the greatest quantities. The environmental fate and potential hazard of energetic compounds in the environment is affected by a number of physical, chemical, and biological processes. Energetic compounds may undergo transformation through biotic or abiotic degradation. Numerous organisms have been isolated with the ability to degrade/transform energetic compounds as a sole carbon source, sole nitrogen source, or through cometabolic processes under aerobic or anaerobic conditions. Abiotic processes that lead to the transformation of energetic compounds include photolysis, hydrolysis, and reduction. The products of these reactions may be further transformed by microorganisms or may bind to soil/sediment surfaces through covalent binding or polymerization and oligomerization reactions. Although considerable research has been performed on the fate and dynamics of energetic compounds in the environment, data are still gathering on the impact of TNT, RDX, and HMX on ecological receptors. There is an urgent need to address this issue and to direct future research on expanding our knowledge on the ecological impact of energetic transformation products. In addition, it is important that energetic research considers the concept of bioavailability, including factors influencing soil/sediment aging, desorption of energetic compounds from varying soil and sediment types, methods for modeling/predicting energetic bioavailability, development of biomarkers of energetic exposure or effect, and the impact of bioavailability on ecological risk assessment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 66 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 19%
Student > Master 10 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 12%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 11 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 22 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 13%
Engineering 6 9%
Chemistry 5 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 16 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2022.
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