Possible mobility of residuals of ammonium nitrate fuel oil blasting agents in desert soil and ground water

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Title:
Possible mobility of residuals of ammonium nitrate fuel oil blasting agents in desert soil and ground water
Author:
Meschede, Louis Henry.
Issue Date:
1979
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Field and laboratory studies were conducted to assess the effect, if any, of residuals of ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) detonation on ground-water quality of a portion of Planet Valley, Arizona. Preliminary soil samples were taken near detonation sites to characterize background levels of NO₃-N. Laboratory experiments were performed to determine the mass of NO₃-N removed from soils exposed and unexposed to the products of ANFO detonation. Ground-water samples were taken from eight wells to monitor changes of NO₃-N. Preliminary soil samples showed that considerable NO₃-N existed at some depths near detonation sites. Laboratory study showed no significant difference between the mass of NO₃-N leached from exposed soil and that eluted from unexposed surface soil. Analyses of water samples from all wells, except one, showed NO₃-N levels to he similar to background values. The source of NO₃-N which occurred in the one well, either natural soil NO₃-N or NO₃-N introduced as a residual of ANFO detonation, could not be determined. The effect of ANFO residuals on water quality was no more than would occur if natural soil NO₃-N were leached to the ground water.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Blasting -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Planet Valley.; Ammonium nitrate.; Groundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Planet Valley.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Wilson, Lorne Graham

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePossible mobility of residuals of ammonium nitrate fuel oil blasting agents in desert soil and ground wateren_US
dc.creatorMeschede, Louis Henry.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMeschede, Louis Henry.en_US
dc.date.issued1979en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractField and laboratory studies were conducted to assess the effect, if any, of residuals of ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) detonation on ground-water quality of a portion of Planet Valley, Arizona. Preliminary soil samples were taken near detonation sites to characterize background levels of NO₃-N. Laboratory experiments were performed to determine the mass of NO₃-N removed from soils exposed and unexposed to the products of ANFO detonation. Ground-water samples were taken from eight wells to monitor changes of NO₃-N. Preliminary soil samples showed that considerable NO₃-N existed at some depths near detonation sites. Laboratory study showed no significant difference between the mass of NO₃-N leached from exposed soil and that eluted from unexposed surface soil. Analyses of water samples from all wells, except one, showed NO₃-N levels to he similar to background values. The source of NO₃-N which occurred in the one well, either natural soil NO₃-N or NO₃-N introduced as a residual of ANFO detonation, could not be determined. The effect of ANFO residuals on water quality was no more than would occur if natural soil NO₃-N were leached to the ground water.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBlasting -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona -- Planet Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAmmonium nitrate.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Pollution -- Arizona -- Planet Valley.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairWilson, Lorne Grahamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Stanley N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213274074en_US
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