Science Inventory

Groundwater Modeling of Mercury Pollution at a Former Mercury Cell Chlor Alkali Facility in Pavlodar City, Kazakhstan

Citation:

Panichkin, V. Y., O. L. Miroshnichenko, M. A. Ilyushchenko, T. W. Tanton, AND P. M. RANDALL. Groundwater Modeling of Mercury Pollution at a Former Mercury Cell Chlor Alkali Facility in Pavlodar City, Kazakhstan. Presented at The Sixth International Conference onRemediationof Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA, May 19 - 22, 2008.

Impact/Purpose:

To forecast the groundwater mercury pollution distribution aureole. And to discuss the methods and results of mathematical simulations of hydrogeological conditions in the northern industrial zone of the Pavlodar City chemical plant.

Description:

In northern Kazakhstan, there is a serious case of mercury pollution near the city of Pavlodar from an old mercury cell chlor-alkali plant. The soil, sediment, and water is severely contaminated with mercury and mercury compounds as a result of the industrial activity of this chemical plant. Several international organizations such as the EPA and the EU countries have provided technical and financial support to the Kazakhstan government to remedy this mercury problem. Many mercury study efforts have been done. The aim of this particular project has been groundwater mercury pollution distribution aureole forecasting. This poster provides methods and results of mathematical simulations of hydrogeological conditions in the northern industrial zone of the Pavlodar City chemical plant.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/POSTER)
Product Published Date: 05/21/2008
Record Last Revised: 07/23/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 190463

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

SOIL AND SEDIMENTS MANAGEMENT BRANCH