Natural Attenuation investigations of an abandoned landfill contaminated by chlorinated hydrocarbons

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Rüttinger S, Breiter R, Hirsch K, Salaices Avila MA, Tobschall H, Neeße T, Bayer M
Journal: Grundwasser
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 11
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 184-193
ISSN: 1430-483X


Abstract

The Natural Attenuation of chlorinated hydrocarbons leaking from an abandoned landfill was the focus of an investigation conducted within the framework of the Bavarian joint research project "Nachhaltige Altlastenbewaltigung unter Einbeziehung des naturlichen Reinigungsvermogens". The research focused on two contaminant plumes, one having a diffuse TCE/PCE source and the other a cis-DCE source. The TCE/PCE plume had a maximum concentration of 52 mu g/l total chlorinated hydrocarbons near the source area. Cis-DCE concentrations near the source of the second plume were up to 7,000 mu g/l. In addition, degradation products (VC and Ethylene) were detected in this region, which indicate reductive dechlorination of the cis-DCE, TCE or PCE pollutants. However, other investigations indicate that the natural attenuation potential of the site is low and that the reduction in concentration is dependant more on dilution and other unknown processes. Stemming from this research, a new approach was developed using Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) and GC/FID analytical techniques for microcosm testing. Furthermore, an airtight column was developed that allows the detection of sorption of highly volatile substances in low concentrations within an aquifer material.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bayer, Manfred Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Geologie
Breiter, Roman Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Bioverfahrenstechnik
Neeße, Thomas Prof. Dr.
Technische Fakultät


How to cite

APA:
Rüttinger, S., Breiter, R., Hirsch, K., Salaices Avila, M.A., Tobschall, H., Neeße, T., & Bayer, M. (2006). Natural Attenuation investigations of an abandoned landfill contaminated by chlorinated hydrocarbons. Grundwasser, 11(3), 184-193. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00767-006-0144-9

MLA:
Rüttinger, Stefan, et al. "Natural Attenuation investigations of an abandoned landfill contaminated by chlorinated hydrocarbons." Grundwasser 11.3 (2006): 184-193.

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