Accession Number : ADA259762
Title : Leachate Testing of Hamlet City Lake, North Carolina, Sediment
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
Personal Author(s) : Brannon, James M ; Myers, Tommy E ; Price, Cynthia B
Report Date : Nov 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 75
Abstract : Sediment leaching studies of Hamlet City Lake, Hamlet, NC, were conducted in laboratories at the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The purpose of these studies was to provide quantitative information on the potential for leachate impacts on groundwaters if dredged material from Hamlet City Lake were placed in a confined disposal facility (CDF) or under disposal conditions similar to land-farming. The study involved three elements: batch leach tests, column leach tests, and simulations using the Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP) model. Batch tests were conducted to determine intrinsic leaching characteristics of solids in Hamlet City Lake sediment. Column tests were conducted as a physical analog of continuous flow leaching in a CDF. HELP model simulations were conducted to simulate the generation of leachate by infiltration and to evaluate the relative effectiveness of a disposal site liner. Results of this study showed that, under disposal conditions similar to land-farming, organic contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and total recoverable petroleum hydrocarbons (TRPHs) will decrease in concentration as the result of volatilization and or biodegradation.
Descriptors : *DREDGED MATERIALS , *SEDIMENTS , *LEACHING , TEST AND EVALUATION , SIMULATION , METALS , SITES , HYDROCARBONS , HEAVY METALS , PERMEAMETERS , BIODETERIORATION , CRUDE OIL , URBAN AREAS , TRANSPORT , AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS , CONTAMINANTS , DISPOSAL , LANDFILLS , LAKES
Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE