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Title: Laboratory study of volatile organic compound partitioning : vapor/aqueous/soil
Authors: U.S. Army Environmental Center.
Hewitt, Alan D. (Alan Dole)
Keywords: Partitioning
Resource partitioning
Soil vapor concentrations
Volatile organic compounds
Organic compounds
Soil remediation
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 98-3.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: A laboratory experiment measured the concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) existing in a vapor, water, and bulk soil media after several weeks of exposure to a contaminant source. The experimental design included quiescent conditions, hydrated mineral surfaces, and a constant temperature of 11 ±1°C. The findings show that similar to Henry’s law, fairly constant ratios are likely to exist between soil vapor and bulk soil VOC concentrations. These results are encouraging for those attempting to use active soil gas measurements to predict bulk VOC concentrations in the vadose zone.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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