The fate of dissolved creosote compounds in an intact fractured clay column

Kim Broholm, Erik Arvin, Asger Hansen, Klaus Hinsby, Peter Jorgensen

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    The fate of 16 different organics typical for creosote was studied under aerobic conditions in a large intact fractured clay column experiment. Some of the organics (benzene, toluene, o-xylene, phenol, and o-cresol) were transported at the same rate as bromide through the fractured clay, whereas naphthalene, quinoline, and 2,4-dimethylphenol were retarded significantly. The breakthrough curves indicated that phenol and o-cresol were degraded faster than benzene and toluene whereas o-xylene seemed to persist within the experimental period. A simple transport model was applied to some of the data. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGroundwater quality: remediation and protection. Proceedings of the Prague Conference, Czech Republic, from 15 to 18 May 1995
    EditorsKarel Kovar, J. Krasny
    PublisherInternational Association of Hydrological Sciences
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)0-947571-29-9
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    Event1995 International Conference on Groundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 15 May 199518 May 1995

    Publication series

    SeriesIAHS-AISH Publication


    Conference1995 International Conference on Groundwater Quality
    Abbreviated titleGQ 95
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 2: Water Resources


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