Transport and degradation of fuel compounds in the vadose zone: Emplaced source field experiment

Mette Christophersen, Mette Martina Broholm, Peter Kjeldsen

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Abstract

Fuel has been spilled in the vadose zone at many sites. An artificial jet fuel source has been installed in a vadose zone at Airbase Værløse. The field experiment is conducted to investigate the natural attenuation potential in order to obtain better evaluations of the risk for groundwater contamination. Field data and calculations of mass in the pore air indicate a large loss within a short period of time. Laboratory experiments and isotopic analysis proves that biodegradation is occurring. The results indicate that for most compounds degradation is significant reducing the concentrations. Therefore, natural attenuation as a remediation technology appears promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiologiske afværgeteknikker i jord og grundvand : ATV møde, Schæffergården 6. november 2002
Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
PublisherATV Jord og Grundvand
Publication date2002
Pages49-59
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventATV møde : Biologiske afværgeteknikker i jord og grundvand - Schæffergården, Gentofte, Denmark
Duration: 6 Nov 2002 → …

Conference

ConferenceATV møde : Biologiske afværgeteknikker i jord og grundvand
LocationSchæffergården
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityGentofte
Period06/11/2002 → …

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