Using tree core samples to monitor natural attenuation and plume distribution after a PCE spill

Morten Larsen, J. Burken, J. Machackova, U. Karlson, Stefan Trapp

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Abstract

The potential of using tree core samples to detect and monitor natural attenuation of perchloroethene (PCE) in groundwater was investigated at a PCE-contaminated site. In the area of the known plume with PCE concentrations between 0.004 and >40 mg/L, cores were collected from tree trunks at a height of about 1 m above ground surface. Tree sampling of the site was completed in under six hours. Chlorinated ethenes were analyzed by headspace GC/MS. PCE (0.001 to 7 mg/kg) and natural attenuation products, TCE (
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Science & Technology (Washington)
Volume42
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1711-1717
ISSN0013-936X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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