Accession Number:

ADA231600

Title:

Petroleum Thickness in Groundwater: A Laboratory Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1987-Mar 1989,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND SERVICES CENTER TYNDALL AFB FL ENGINEERING AND SERVICES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The objective of the work described in this report was to determine the relationship between the thickness of petroleum product measured in wells and the thickness within the soil foundation. A theory is presented for an equation that predicts soil formation petroleum thickness from well thickness with a fair degree of accuracy. The equation only functions over a narrow range of data because of boundary condition imposed by the physical models used. There is a discrepancy between fuel thickness in wells apparent thickness and thickness in aquifers actual thickness. This was speculated to be caused by the water tables capillary fringe. The capillary fringe is the zone above the water table that contains upwardly decreasing percentages of water held by capillary pressures. The thickness of the capillary fringe will vary depending on the soils characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE