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Main Title Transport and Fate of Selected Organic Pollutants in a Sandy Soil.
Author Wilson, J. T. ; Enfield, C. G. ; Dunlap, W. J. ; Cosby, R. L. ; Foster, D. A. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-036;
Stock Number PB83-116921
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Soils ; Water pollution ; Transport properties ; Mathematical models ; Ground water ; Chloroform ; Toluene ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reprints ; Land pollution ; Path of pollutants ; Propane/dibromo-chloro ; Methane/bromo-dichloro ; Ethane/dichloro ; Ethene/tetrachloro ; Ethane/trichloro,Ethene/trichloro ; Benzene/chloro ; Benzene/nitro ; Ether/chloroethyl
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-116921 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
To assess the minimal protection that soil can be expected to provide ground water, transport and fate of 13 organic pollutants were studied in a sandy soil with low organic matter content (0.087% organic C). Glass columns were packed with soil to a depth of 140 cm in a manner that preserved to the maximum extent possible the characteristics of the original soil profile. Columns received 14 cm/day of water containing a mixture of approximately 1.0 or 0.2 mg/liter of each of the organic compounds. Quantities of compounds that volatilized from the soil surface were measured, as well as concentrations in the column effluent. A simple mathematical model based on water solubility of the compound and the organic C content of the soil predicted the retardation factors of the pollutants within a factor of three.