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Contaminants in the Subsurface Environment

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: Water Science and Technology Series Volume: 22

Edited By: PL McCarty and PV Roberts

Pergamon Press

Paperback | May 1990 | #85237 | ISBN: 0080407684
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There is rapidly growing concern about the problem of contamination of groundwater and aquifers by pollution, whether originating from landfill leachate, toxic wastes or petroleum spills. There is thus a clear need to understand the way in which chemicals interact with the soil, move with the flow of water and air and through the subsurface environment, and are transformed or biodegraded by biotic and abiotic processes. The fourteen papers in this volume represent the key presentations of a highly successful symposium at which 175 participants from fifteen countries discussed the issues. Topics include sorption, dissolution, volatilization, diffusion and multi-phase flow. Experimental investigations were stressed, but presentations were also included that were oriented toward simulation of transport if they emphasized fundamentals of processes affecting the transport and fate of contaminants.


Preface. Sorption of organic contaminants, P S C Rao. Adsorption of a homologous series of alkylbenzenes to mineral oxides at low organic carbon content using headspace analysis, J A Perlinger et al . A complexation-adsorption model describing the influence of dissolved organic matter on the mobility of hydrophobic compounds in groundwater, P Lafrance et al . The effect of exchangeable cations on the permeability of a bentonite to be used in a stabilization pond liner, P M Buchler. Mobility of soluble and non-soluble hydrocarbons in contaminated aquifer, J Ducreux et al . Long term fate and transport of immiscible aviation gasoline in the subsurface environment, D W Ostendorf. Fate and transport of petroleum in the unsaturated soil zone under biotic and abiotic conditions, J B Carberry & S H Lee. ;iodegradation of BTEX in subsurface materials contaminated with gasoline: Granger, Indiana, J M Thomas et al . Assessment of the potential for in situ biotreatment of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils, P Morgan & R J Watki;son. Enzymatic oxidation of some substituted phenols and aromatic amines, and the behaviour of some phenoloxidases in the presence of soil related adsorbents, H Claus & Z Filip. ;asic study on TCEs behavior in subsurface environment, K Muraoka & T Hirata.;Fate and transport of alachlor, metolachlor and atrazine in large columns, B J Alhajjar et al . Mineral sand mining and its effect on groundwater quality, M N Viswanathan. Behavior of aquifers concerning contaminants: differential permeability and importance of the different purification processes, J Gibert. Subject index.

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