Retention characteristics of fluorocarbon tracers in ground-water flow

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191758
Title:
Retention characteristics of fluorocarbon tracers in ground-water flow
Author:
Stiles, Gary Krag.
Issue Date:
1982
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:
The advantages of fluorocarbons for use as groundwater tracers are reviewed along with their appropriate physical properties and two analytic techniques using gas chromatography. Field tests were conducted in both Aurora, Nebraska and Stanton, Texas using multiple fluorocarbon tracers. Laboratory column tests were also done using sand as the stationary phase at low pressure and flow rate. The laboratory peak arrival order was different from that seen in the field tests. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain sorbtion behavior and several are applied to the data gathered here. Aquifer characteristics that may influence tracer retention are identified as mineralogy, organic content, and hydrophobicity of aquifer materials.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Tracers (Chemistry); Fluorocarbons.; Groundwater flow.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Thompson, Glenn M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRetention characteristics of fluorocarbon tracers in ground-water flowen_US
dc.creatorStiles, Gary Krag.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStiles, Gary Krag.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_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.abstractThe advantages of fluorocarbons for use as groundwater tracers are reviewed along with their appropriate physical properties and two analytic techniques using gas chromatography. Field tests were conducted in both Aurora, Nebraska and Stanton, Texas using multiple fluorocarbon tracers. Laboratory column tests were also done using sand as the stationary phase at low pressure and flow rate. The laboratory peak arrival order was different from that seen in the field tests. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain sorbtion behavior and several are applied to the data gathered here. Aquifer characteristics that may influence tracer retention are identified as mineralogy, organic content, and hydrophobicity of aquifer materials.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTracers (Chemistry)en_US
dc.subject.lcshFluorocarbons.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow.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.chairThompson, Glenn M.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212893488en_US
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