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Main Title Movement of Selected Organic Liquids into Dry Soils.
Author Amoozegar, A. ; Warrick, A. W. ; Fuller, W. H. ;
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. ;Arizona Univ., Tucson.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/152;
Stock Number PB87-115770
Additional Subjects Soils ; Contamination ; Toluene ; Xylenes ; Kerosene ; Acetone ; Ethylene glycol ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Transport properties ; Reprints ; Isopropyl alcohol
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-115770 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 15p
The movement of six organic liquids (toluene, xylene, kerosene, acetone, isopropyl alcohol and ethylene glycol) and water through five soils (Davidson, Ava, Canelo, Anthony and Mohave) was evaluated by measuring the rate of advance of the wetting front. Air dry soils were packed in glass columns of 2.1 cm inside diameter and 30-40 cm length. Pure liquids were added to one end of the column under a 0 to -1 cm of head using a constant head device. The rate of advancement of xylene was generally the fastest whereas ethylene glycol was the slowest. Of the soils considered, flow was fastest in the Mohave loam followed by Anthony (sandy loam). The experimental results were tested against theoretical predictions that the rate advance be proportional to the square root of time. Generally, the rate of advance of the pure organic liquid into dry soils can be related to the rate of advance of water and the saturated hydraulic conductivity values.