Migration and degradation of fuel vapours in the vadose zone. Field experiment at airbase Værløse

Mette Christophersen, Mette Martina Broholm, Peter Kjeldsen

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Fuel has been spilled in the vadose zone at many sites. An artificial jet fuel source has been installed in a vadose zone (3.5 m sand) at Airbase Værløse. The field experiment is conducted to investigate the natural attenuation potential in order to obtain better evaluations of the risk for ground water contamination. The migration of the hydrocarbon vapours has been monitored intensively together with the hydrocarbon concentrations in the pore water and the groundwater. The results so far indicate that for most of the compounds degradation is significantly decreasing the concentrations. Therefore, natural attentuation as a remediation technology appears promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVintermøde om jord- og grundvandsforurening, Vingstedcentret 5-6 marts
Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
PublisherATV-fonden for Jord og Grundvand
Publication date2002
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventVintermøde om jord- og grundvandsforurening 2002 - Vingstedcentret, Bredsten, Denmark
Duration: 5 Mar 20026 Mar 2002


SeminarVintermøde om jord- og grundvandsforurening 2002

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