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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Date Issued: 1994

Publisher: IUAPPA

Place of Publication: Taipei

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 8 p.

Language(s): English

Identifier: FA00007335 (IID)

Note(s): Contamination of groundwater by organic contaminants is now widely recognized as a serious threat to the integrity ofmany municipal and rural. water supplies. The source of this contamination includes various waste disposal activities (e.g.,industrial impoundments, landfills, accidental spills, underground storage tank leaks, pesticide and fertilizer application, etc.)This project is to illustrate a ten-year study on the removal of trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminated groundwater. TCE isa widely used solvent primarily for metal degreasing and dry cleaning operations (US EPA. 1975). In October 1978, a fitting ona 1,890 L underground storage tank of trichloroethylene (TCE) was found to be leaking in Vero Beach, Florida. The tank hadbeen in place approximately three years, but the volume of the spill was undetermined since the duration and leak rate wereunknown. Trichloroethylene is soluble in water to 1,100 mg/L at 25°C and has a specific gravity of 1.466. This characteristicenabled the TCE at the spill site to migrate at least 246m laterally and 18.3 m vertically to the Vero Beach City ProductionWell. Samples of shallow groundwater adjacent to the storage tank revealed a TCE concentration of 39,000 ppb (Everglades,19Contamination of groundwater by organic contaminants is now widely recognized as a serious threat to the integrity ofmany municipal and rural. water supplies. The source of this contamination includes various waste disposal activities (e.g.,industrial impoundments, landfills, accidental spills, underground storage tank leaks, pesticide and fertilizer application, etc.)This project is to illustrate a ten-year study on the removal of trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminated groundwater. TCE isa widely used solvent primarily for metal degreasing and dry cleaning operations (US EPA. 1975). In October 1978, a fitting ona 1,890 L underground storage tank of trichloroethylene (TCE) was found to be leaking in Vero Beach, Florida. The tank hadbeen in place approximately three years, but the volume of the spill was undetermined since the duration and leak rate wereunknown. Trichloroethylene is soluble in water to 1,100 mg/L at 25°C and has a specific gravity of 1.466. This characteristicenabled the TCE at the spill site to migrate at least 246m laterally and 18.3 m vertically to the Vero Beach City ProductionWell. Samples of shallow groundwater adjacent to the storage tank revealed a TCE concentration of 39,000 ppb (Everglades,1978). Aware of this problem, the local and state authorities gave permission to pump out the contaminated water as a meansof reducing concentrations in the aquifer. reducing concentrations in the aquifer.Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1044This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available andmay be cited as: Wang, T. C. (1994). A ten-year study on the removal of contaminated groundwaterand its impact to a run-off canal and coastal environment. In 7th IUAPPA regional conference forPacific Rim on air pollution and waste issues: proceedings, November 2-4, 1994, Academia SinicaActivity, Volume IV (pp. 61-67). Taipei: Environmental Protection Society.

Subject(s): GroundwaterGroundwater--PollutionTrichloroethyleneGroundwater--Purification--Trichloroethylene removal

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Author: Wang, T. C.

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