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Role of back diffusion and biodegradation reactions in sustaining an MTBE/TBA plume in alluvial media

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2011

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Rasa, Ehsan, Chapman, Steven W, Bekins, Barbara A, Fogg, Graham E, Scow, Kate M, and Mackay, Douglas M, 2011, Role of back diffusion and biodegradation reactions in sustaining an MTBE/TBA plume in alluvial media: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 126, iss. 3–4, p. 235-247.

Summary

A methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) / tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plume originating from a gasoline spill in late 1994 at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) persisted for over 15 years within 200 feet of the original spill source. The plume persisted until 2010 despite excavation of the tanks and piping within months after the spill and excavations of additional contaminated sediments from the source area in 2007 and 2008. The probable history of MTBE concentrations along the plume centerline at its source was estimated using a wide variety of available information, including published details about the original spill, excavations and monitoring by VAFB consultants, and our own research data. Two-dimensional reactive transport simulations [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2011.08.006

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