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Mathematical simulation of chlorinated ethene concentration rebound after in situ chemical oxidation.
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PMID:  24766588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Permanganates have been used for in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) projects since the 1990s. Unfortunately, there has been very little research performed on the phenomenon of concentration rebound after ISCO. Most research on ISCO has focused on demonstrating effectiveness, estimating kinetics, or quantifying the effects of reaction products. Only one study has demonstrated that a correlation between concentration rebound and hydrogeological parameters exists. Our study uses a numerical solution to an advection-dispersion-reaction equation to quantify a correlation between the rate of concentration rebound and molecular diffusivity in pure water. It accomplishes this by simulating a variety of sites contaminated with chlorinated ethenes that also had an ISCO with permanganate. Each simulation included advection, two-dimensional dispersion, oxidation, concentration rebound, natural oxidant demand, and retardation. Five sites were suitable for simulation and eight cells were delineated within the five sites. These cells allowed for a variety of soils, contaminants, injection methods (i.e. frequency, depth, mass of oxidant, duration, etc…), time scales, spatial scales, and hydrogeological variables to be examined. A robust correlation (R(2) = 0.92) was identified with a regression analysis between the molecular diffusion coefficient in pure water and the rate of concentration rebound.
Adam Tressler; Christopher Uchrin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1532-4117     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812551     Medline TA:  J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  869-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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