Forced ventilation removal of chlorinated hydrocarbons in layered, unsaturated soil material: A laboratory evaluation
KeywordsSoils -- Organic compound content.
Hydrocarbons -- Absorption and adsorption.
Soil pollution -- Purification.
AdvisorEvans, Daniel D.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractHelium tracer experiments were conducted to characterize conservative tracer behavior in a wedge-shaped lysimeter containing alternating layers of unsaturated silty sand, and clay loam. Experiments were conducted with trichloroethylene and 1,1,1-trichloroethane to determine if air stripping in unsaturated soil could be characterized by mass transfer from the sorbed to the liquid to the vapor phase. Batch experiments were conducted to measure liquid--vapor mass transfer. Solid-liquid-vapor mass transfer was characterized by measuring the vapor phase re-equilibration after the air stripping experiment. The Discrete State Compartment model was used to simulate a conservative gas tracer. The results were compared to the helium tracer. Liquid-vapor, and solid-liquid-vapor mass transfer were modeled by fitting simulated data to experimental data. The conservative tracer, and mass transfer models were combined to simulate air stripping in unsaturated soil.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Hydrology and Water Resources