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 1996

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Trichloroethylene
nonaqueous phase liquid
trichloroethylene
Aquifers
partitioning
tracer
aquifer
Liquids
Superfund
site characterization
Groundwater
Contamination
Vapors
saturation
Detectors
groundwater
detection
field study
method
experiment

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

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