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Main Title Occurrence and Distribution of Organic Chemicals in Two Landfill Leachate Plumes.
Author Reinhard, M. ; Goodman, N. L. ; Barker, J. F. ;
CORP Author Stanford Univ., CA. Dept. of Civil Engineering. ;Waterloo Univ. (Ontario).;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/278;
Stock Number PB85-192995
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Spatial distribution ; Trace elements ; Organic compounds ; Solid waste disposal ; Leaching ; Ground water ; Sites ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Reprints ; Water pollution sampling ; Water pollution detection ; Path of pollutants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-192995 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
The spatial distribution of trace organic compounds in leachate plumes of two sanitary landfills was established by using multilevel sampling devices. The majority of the compounds originated from decomposing plant material and included aliphatic and aromatic acids, phenols, and terpene compounds. Minor constituents, including chlorinated and non-chlorinated hydrocarbons, nitrogen-containing compounds, alkylphenol polyethoxylates, and alkyl phosphates, were of industrial and of commercial origin. Vertical concentration profiles indicated accumulation of chlorinated solvents beneath the leachate plume. The distribution of trace organics at the two sites was much more complex than that of inorganics commonly used to map leachate plumes. This indicates that extensive monitoring will be required to predict future impacts.