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Main Title Movement of contaminants from oily wastes during land treatment /
Author Short, Thomas E.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/005
Stock Number PB86-144672
Subjects Petroleum waste ; Sewage disposal in the ground
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Petroleum refineries ; Soil properties ; Reaction kinetics ; Mathematical models ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Land treatment ; Land disposal ; Path of pollutants ; Oil wastes ; Liquid wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-144672 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 23 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Land treatment is a method of handling wastes that are used by the petroleum refinery industry and others. This method allows the simultaneous treatment and final disposal of the wastes. The soil properties and biota are depended upon to degrade, transform or immobilize the hazardous constituents of the wastes. A mathematical model of the land treatment process has been developed which will simulate the movement of contaminants as oily wastes are degraded. The model examines the fate of these constituents in the soil, oil, water and air phases of the treatment system. The model assumes no dispersion, local equilibrium, linear partitioning of the contaminant between phases, volatile losses by a modified Thibodeaux-Hwang approach, first-order degradation kinetics, no migration of oil after application, a uniform soil profile, and constant water flux throughout the treatment zone.
"December 1985." Includes bibliographical references (page 19). Microfiche.