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Main Title Review and evaluation of the influence of chemicals on the conductivity of soil clays /
Author Brown, Kenneth Warren,
CORP Author Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600-2-88-016; EPA-R-808824; EPA-R-811663
Stock Number PB88-170608; PB88-170808
OCLC Number 18193703
Subjects Soil pollution. ; Clay soils.
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Solvents ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Clay soils ; Soil compacting ; Xylene ; Gasoline ; Kerosene ; Field tests ; Acetone ; Linings ; Waste disposal ; Earth fills ; Diagrams ; Ground water
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/2-88-016 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/29/2012 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-88-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/03/2014
EKAM  TD879.O73B76 1988 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/19/1996
NTIS  PB88-170808 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 202 pages ; 28 cm
A study was undertaken to ascertain the effects of organic solvents on compacted soils. Laboratory measurements showed that clay initially dispersed in water will flocculate as the concentration of organic increases. The hydraulic conductivity typically increased two or three orders of magnitude at concentrations above which the clay flocculated. Laboratory conductivity measurements indicated that elevated gradients caused a significant decrease in conductivity when the permeant was water. No significant changes were found however with organic liquids. The average conductivity of three commercial clays to xylene was significantly greater than corresponding conductivities to water. In addition, the conductivities of two of the three commercial clays to both gasoline and kerosene were also significantly increased. Conductivities measured in the field test cells confirmed the results obtained in the laboratory. All three soils exhibited increased conductivity when exposed to xylene. When exposed to acetone, the soils underwent an initial decrease in conductivity.
"February 1988." "EPA/600-2-88-016."