Field study of the partitioning tracer method for detection of dense nonaqueous phase liquid in a trichloroethene-contaminated aquifer

Nicole T. Nelson, Mark L. Brusseau

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Abstract

Dense nonaqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) occur in the subsurface at numerous contaminated sites and can act as long-term sources of both vapor-phase and groundwater contamination. A new method of site characterization for DNAPL has been developed which involves the use of partitioning tracers. An experiment has been conducted to test the use of these tracers as detectors of potential DNAPL saturation in a trichloroethene-contaminated aquifer at a Superfund site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2859-2863
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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