Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191802
Title:
Movement of trichloroethylene solution through soils
Author:
Bolton, Miles W.
Issue Date:
1984
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:
Descriptions on the movement of organic solvents through soils at high concentrations are lacking in the literature. The purpose of this study was to provide a general description on the movement of pure trichloroethylene (TCE) and ICE-saturated water through soil. Four experiments were conducted to achieve this goal. The first experiment was used to measure breakthrough (C/C₀) times for TCE-saturated water through soil. Results indicate that the initial moisture content of the soil affects breakthrough times. The second experiment was used to measure saturated hydraulic conductivity values for the solutions used in this study when they were passed in series through soil. Results indicate water readily displaces TCE from soil and that soil is more permeable to TCE than to water. The third and fourth experiments were used to measure the viscosity and surface tension of each solution used in this study (deionized-distilled water, pure TCE, and TCE-saturated water). Evidence is presented that the presence of water may be a controlling factor in the movement of TCE through soil.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soil pollution.; Trichloroethylene.; Groundwater -- Pollution.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Fuller, Wallace H.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMovement of trichloroethylene solution through soilsen_US
dc.creatorBolton, Miles W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Miles W.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_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.abstractDescriptions on the movement of organic solvents through soils at high concentrations are lacking in the literature. The purpose of this study was to provide a general description on the movement of pure trichloroethylene (TCE) and ICE-saturated water through soil. Four experiments were conducted to achieve this goal. The first experiment was used to measure breakthrough (C/C₀) times for TCE-saturated water through soil. Results indicate that the initial moisture content of the soil affects breakthrough times. The second experiment was used to measure saturated hydraulic conductivity values for the solutions used in this study when they were passed in series through soil. Results indicate water readily displaces TCE from soil and that soil is more permeable to TCE than to water. The third and fourth experiments were used to measure the viscosity and surface tension of each solution used in this study (deionized-distilled water, pure TCE, and TCE-saturated water). Evidence is presented that the presence of water may be a controlling factor in the movement of TCE through soil.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil pollution.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTrichloroethylene.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Pollution.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.chairFuller, Wallace H.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213097194en_US
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