Field and laboratory observations on the fate of organics in sewage effluent during soil aquifer treatment

L. G. Wilson, D. Quanrud, R. Arnold, G. Amy, H. Gordon, A. D. Conroy

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Abstract

This paper reviews field- and laboratory-scale studies to determine the fate of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and total organic halide (TOX) in sewage effluent during soil aquifer treatment (SAT). Field-scale studies, conducted at Tucson Water's Sweetwater Underground Storage and Recovery (US&R) Facility, showed DOC and TOX removals averaging about 90% and 80%, respectively, as tertiary effluent percolated through the 37-m vadose zone. Based on the results of laboratory column experiments, DOC is reduced primarily by biodegradation during SAT while sorption dominates in reducing TOX levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages529-538
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Jul 17 1994Jul 22 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period7/17/947/22/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Wilson, L. G., Quanrud, D., Arnold, R., Amy, G., Gordon, H., & Conroy, A. D. (1995). Field and laboratory observations on the fate of organics in sewage effluent during soil aquifer treatment. 529-538. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Artificial Recharge of Ground Water, Orlando, FL, USA, .