A Study for Evaluation of Contaminant Transport Characteristics Through Fine-Grained Soil

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Transport of soluble toxic substances through porous media lead to some significant geoenvironmental problems, for example, leachate migration from municipal and industrial solid waste resulting from unregulated disposal. Advection, dispersion, diffusion, and decay are reported to be the principal mechanisms in such phenomena. Geotechnical properties of the soil also play a significant role in this deterioration. In the present study, laboratory tests were conducted to formulate an appropriate method for assessment of migration of metal ions, such as nickel, through the soil. Relevant kinetic and process parameters, such as aquifer data, surface area, dielectric constant, pH of zero point charge (pHzpc), and permeability were also studied. One-dimensional mathematical modeling was used to describe the dynamics of the process. The present investigation was carried out at an ash pond site of a thermal power plant situated in West Bengal, India.

Keywords: ash pond; attenuation; decay mechanism; dispersive; fine-grained soil; leachate; nickel migration

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/106143005X78645

Publication date: November 1, 2006

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