Accession Number:

ADA252357

Title:

Removal of Aqueous Phase Petroleum Products in Groundwater by Aeration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug-Dec 1988

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This study evaluated the effectiveness of conventional air stripping for removal of jet fuels JP-5 and AVGAS from groundwater, using samples collected near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station fuel farm in NM. Using an air flow rate of 0.3 Lmin, fuel contaminants a mixture of JP-3 and AVGAS were removed in excess of 97 within 30 minutes. At the same flow rate, 96 of a less volatile fuel contaminant primarily JP-3 was removed in 30 minutes. These results indicate that even low volatility jet fuel can be removed from groundwater to low levels 2 mgL by air stripping. Iron precipitation during aeration of groundwater could plug packed-bed air strippers unless pre-aeration and iron precipitate removal was implemented before packed-bed air stripping.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE