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Main Title Predicting movement of selected metals in soil : application to disposal problems /
Author Howard, Hinton K. ; Fuller, W. H.
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. Dept. of Soils, Water and Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/M-89/023; EPA-805731; PB90220518
Stock Number PB90-220518
OCLC Number 21122773
Subjects Soils--Leaching--United States ; Metal wastes--United States ; Hazardous waste sites--Leaching--United States ; Waste disposal in the ground ; Soils--United States--Leaching ; Hazardous waste sites--United States--Leaching
Additional Subjects Municipalities ; Solid waste disposal ; Pollution control ; Soil properties ; Metals ; Flow rate ; Mathematical models ; Laboratories ; Containers ; Test methods ; Soil chemistry ; Clay soils ; Adsorption ; Leachate ; Total organic carbon
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD878EPA-600,M-89-023 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD  EPA 600-M-89-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/13/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-M-89-023 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-M-89-023 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB90-220518 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3, [1] pages ; 28 cm.
Data from laboratory column studies of movement of selected metals in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) leachate through soils from several parts of the U.S. were used as a base for developing simple field-oriented tools for predicting pollutant movement. The metals studied were arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, copper, iron, mercury, nickel, lead, selenium, vanadium and zinc. Principal variables in the laboratory study and in the models were (a) soil physical/chemical properties such as clay content, pH, and iron/manganese hydrousoxide content, and, (b) leachate properties such as total organic carbon (TOC) and total salts. The first model was based on the Lapidus and Amundson (L-A) equation. A simpler, more adaptable model based on the Error Function equation was developed and tested. Predictions for rates of metal movement through soil in municipal solid waste leachates were equally effective by either model but the L-A method of developing the model was somewhat more difficult. Movement rates and soil and leachate characteristics that influences rates were identified; the results have not been incorporated into the model.
Caption title. Shipping list no.: 90-095-P. "Jan. 1990." Includes bibliographical references (page 4). "EPA/600/M-89/023."