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Main Title Permeability of Soils to Four Organic Liquids and Water.
Author Schramm, M. ; Warrick, A. W. ; Fuller, W. H. ;
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/151;
Stock Number PB87-115788
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Soils ; Kerosene ; Xylenes ; Ethylene glycols ; Transport properties ; Waste disposal ; Viscosity ; Density(Mass/volume) ; Land pollution ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Permeability ; Reprints ; Isopropyl alcohol
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-115788 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 10p
Saturated hydraulic conductivities and intrinsic permeabilities were evaluated for eight contrasting soils with four organic liquids and water. The organic liquids were kerosene, ethylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol and xylene. Intrinsic permeability for any given soil varied inversely with the dielectric coefficient--water gave the lowest value. The mechanism is apparently related to the double-layer phenomena with water leading to the most dispersed system. A multiple regression analysis related intrinsic permeability to silt, dielectric coefficient, clay and bulk density with a goodness of fit (R) of 0.74. An analysis of all the non-aqueous liquids, with water permeability as a dependent variable, resulted in an R of 0.84. The study has relevance with regard to movement of such organics in soils either as a pollutant or as a solvent carrying pollutants. (Copyright (c) Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials, 1986.)