Best Practices Manual for Bioslurping
Battelle Columbus United States
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Petroleum hydrocarbons, when released to the ground, may exist in the subsurface environment in the following forms as vapors in pore spaces, as liquids adsorbed to solids, as liquids in pore spaces also known as light, nonaqueous-phase liquids LNAPLs, and in the dissolved phase. The extent of partitioning and distribution of petroleum products in different phases is governed primarily by the physical properties of the constituents of the petroleum hydrocarbon e.g., vapor pressure, solubility in water, adsorptivity to solids and soil characteristics e.g., organic carbon andor clay content, porosity. The fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons, including the potential for microbial degradation and chemical transformation, also depend on the above properties.
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
- Organic Chemistry