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Main Title Leaching and Hydraulic Properties of Retorted Oil Shale Including Effects from Codisposal of Wastewater.
Author McWhorter, D. B. ; Durnford, D. S. ;
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/7-86/035;
Stock Number PB87-120507
Additional Subjects Shale oil ; Waste water ; Water pollution ; Waste disposal ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Tables(Data) ; Residues ; Stationary sources ; Retorting ; Leaching
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The report discusses the development of methods and data on the leaching and hydraulic properties of solid residues from oil shale processing. A column test, the Equilibrated Soluble Mass (ESM) test, was developed as an aid to characterizing the chemical quality of the first leachate that would issue from a disposal pile of spent oil shale, simulated by moisturizing the solid to the expected field water content, followed by an equilibration period. These tests indicate an overall negative effect on leachate quality as a result of adding process water to the solids. A variety of hydraulic properties were measured in addition to leachate quality. Developed data permit distinguishing water transported by vapor diffusion from water that moves as bulk liquid flux.