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Main Title Lysimeter study on the disposal of Paraho retorted oil shale /
Author Harbert, H. P., ; Harbert III, H. P. ; Berg, W. A. ; McWhorter, D. B.
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Berg, W. A.
McWhorter, David B.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Agronomy.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600-7-79-188; EPA-R-803788
Stock Number PB80-102924
OCLC Number 06268952
Subjects Lysimeter. ; Thermal oil recovery--Waste disposal. ; Oil-shale industry--Waste disposal--Colorado. ; Oil-shale industry--Colorado--Waste disposal
Additional Subjects Oil shale ; Solid waste disposal ; Land reclamation ; Vegetation ; Percolation ; Soil moisture ; Lysimeters ; Colorado ; Retorting ; Solid wastes
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EJED  EPA 600-7-79-188 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 12/17/2004
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-188 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-102924 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 171 pages : illustrations, 1 map, tables ; 28 cm.
This study used lysimeters to develop both a low-elevation (dry site) and a high-elevation (moist site) disposal scheme for Paraho (direct-heated) retorted shale. The objectives were to investigate: (1) vegetative stabilization of the surface of Paraho retorted shale and retorted shale covered with various soil depths; and (2) water and salt movement through both uncompacted and compacted Paraho retorted shale. The lysimeters were constructed in western Colorado in 1976 and filled in March 1977. Only a sparse vegetation cover (5% to 15) was established on retorted shale following fertilization, mulching, and irrigation. In contrast, adequate plant cover (55% to 85%) was established on the soil cover over retorted shale and on soil control treatment areas. Water balance calculations and drainage below the compacted zone indicated that water had moved into and through the compacted zone in the leached treatment areas. Further study is needed on the permeability of the compacted shale.
"August 1979." "Grant number R803788." "Project Officer Eugene F. Harris, Resource Extraction and Handling Division." Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-49).