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|Main Title||Characterization of soil disposal system leachates /|
|Author||Tomson, M. ; Curran, C. ; King, J. M. ; Wang, H. ; Dauchy, J.|
|CORP Author||Rice Univ., Houston, TX. Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA 600-2-84-101; EPA-R-806931|
|Subjects||Sewage disposal in the ground ; Septic tanks--Environmental aspects ; Septic tanks--Water-supply ; Groundwater--Pollution ; Wellhead protection ; Water, Underground--Pollution ; Water, Underground--Protection|
|Additional Subjects||Septic tanks ; Water pollution ; Soil chemistry ; Sewage disposal ; Ground water ; Bacteria ; Viruses ; Organic wastes ; Municipalities ; Waste water ; Organic compounds ; Trace elements ; Chromatographic analysis ; Sites ; Leaching ; Water analysis ; Chemical analysis ; Water wells ; Hazardous materials ; Sampling ; Land disposal ; Case studies ; Water pollution detection ; Water pollution sampling|
|Collation||76 pages : 1 map ; 28 cm|
Ground water from a total of ten septic tank systems around the country has been sampled and analyzed for inorganic ions, bacteria, viruses, and chromatographable trace level organics (C-TLOs). Generally, the distribution box at each site was sampled and taken to be input to the soil adsorption field. The primary emphasis of the work has been C-TLOs. From preliminary studies, twenty-two C-TLOs were targeted for quantitation. These 22 compounds included: chloroform, trichloroethylene toluene, dichlorobenzenes, naphthalene, skatole, p(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, benzophenone, and bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, several of which are priority pollutants. Concentration of the 22 target compounds varied from a high of about 300 micrograms/l in the distribution boxes to a high of about 15 micrograms/l in the ground water wells.
"EPA 600-2-84-101." "May 1984." Cover title. PB84-196229 Project officers : Ronald F. Lewis, Marion R. Scalf. Final. 1980-1983. U.S. EPA. Print reproduction.