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Main Title Processes affecting subsurface transport of leaking underground tank fluids /
Author Tyler, S. W. ; Whitbeck, M. R. ; Kirk, M. W. ; Hess, J. W. ; Everett, L. G.
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Author Title of a Work
Tyler, S. W.
CORP Author Nevada Univ. System, Las Vegas. Water Resources Center. ;Kaman Tempo, Santa Barbara, CA. ;Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; [Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor],
Year Published 1988
Report Number CR 810052; EPA/600-S6-87-005; EPA/600/6-87/005
Stock Number 055-000-00269-0
OCLC Number 17689843
ISBN $3.25
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution ; Petroleum products--Underground storage ; Water, Underground--Pollution
Additional Subjects Underground storage ; Storage tanks ; Leakage ; Water pollution ; Hydrocarbons ; Motion ; Ground water ; Soils ; Monitors ; Subsurface drainage ; Path of pollutants
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD427.P4P758 1987 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-S6-87-005 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/26/2017
EKBD  EPA-Z/586 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/31/1988
ELBD  EPA 600-6-87-005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/30/1998
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S6-87-005 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/6-87-005 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/15/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-6-87-005 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB87-201521 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
The document focuses solely on the process affecting migration of fluids from a leaking tank and their effects on monitoring methodologies. Based upon the reviews presented, soil heterogeneities and the potential for multiphase flow will lead to high monitoring uncertainties if leak detection systems rely on liquid sampling alone. Vapor transport is also affected by these properties although to a lesser degree. More research is needed, however, to better understand the physics of vapor transport. Vapor transport of contaminants to the monitoring sensors will also be strongly affected by the volatility of the fluid. Difficulties in detection and monitoring systems may also be generated from fluid interactions with the soil and microbes. The processes of adsorption, partitioning, and microbial alteration of fluids in the subsurface may have strong effects on the uncertainty of monitoring systems. These fate processes have received less attention than liquid and vapor transport processes and will require significantly more research before their effects are fully understood.
Shipping list no.: 88-156-P. "August 1987." "EPA/600-S6-87-005." Includes bibliographical references. "CR 810052."