Dissolution of organic liquids in groundwater

Paul T. Imhoff, Peter R. Jaffe, George F. Pinder

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A lumped-parameter model is developed for a uniform sand with residual amounts of trichloroethylene (TCE). Using gamma attenuation to measure porosity and TCE saturation locally, the relationship between the mass transfer coefficient and TCE saturation is determined for a constant flow velocity. The technique developed here provides valuable information about the dissolution process for small residual saturations of nonaqueous phase liquids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-297
Number of pages8
JournalNational Conference on Environmental Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1990 Specialty Conference - Arlington, VA, USA
Duration: Jul 8 1990Jul 11 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • General Engineering


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