Batch-type testing method for determination of adsorption of gaseous compounds on partially saturated soils

Sandra Houston, David K. Kreamer, Randolph Marwig

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Abstract

The adsorptive capacity of various soils for the tracer gases has been determined at different water contents. Studies show that the testing procedure is practical for the determination of adsorptive capacity of partially saturated soils for volatile organic pollutants. Adsorption coefficients for trichloroethylene (TCE) have also been determined. A wide range of grain-size distribution was investigated. The available adsorption data indicate that soil surface area available for adsorption was of primary importance in the amount of adsorption that occurred for the different soil types. The available surface area for adsorption was decreased by increasing the water content of the soil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalGeotechnical Testing Journal
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1989

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Batch-type testing method for determination of adsorption of gaseous compounds on partially saturated soils. / Houston, Sandra; Kreamer, David K.; Marwig, Randolph.

In: Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, 03.1989, p. 3-10.

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