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Main Title Landfill Leachate Effects on Transport of Organic Substances in Aquifer Materials (Chapter 16).
Author Pfeffer, F. M. ; Enfield, C. G. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/142;
Stock Number PB92-198225
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Environmental transport ; Earth fills ; Land pollution ; Aquifers ; Organic compounds ; Organic matter ; Porous media ; Subsurface investigations ; Remedial action ; Leaching ; Partition functions ; Humus ; Water pollution ; Sorption ; Reprints ; Dissolved organic carbon
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NTIS  PB92-198225 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The effect of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in landfill leachate on the transport of a hydrophobic organic compound through saturated aquifer material was investigated. Leachate DOC was found to be complex; attempts to characterize the organic matrix were not successful. Two hydrophobic compounds of environmental significance were evaluated for (1) their partitioning to DOC in leachate, and (2) the effects of leachate on their partitioning to aquifer material. Results showed that the leachate reacts with aquifer material to increase partitioning to the stationary phase and that the DOC in the landfill leachate enhances mobility of the hydrophobic compounds. The conclusion was that at present, the authors do not know how to predict the impact of a given leachate on a given aquifer material without experimental measurements.