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.
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- Environmental Chemistry