Title

The Fate Of Selected Organic Pollutants Codisposed With Municipal Refuse

Keywords

CODISPOSAL; LANDFILL; LEACHATE; ORGANIC POLLUTANTS; SOLID WASTE; TRANSPORT; Environmental Sciences; Limnology; Water Resources

Abstract

Twelve compounds, representing major organic classes, were codisposed with municipal refuse waste using laboratory-scale refuse columns. The mobility of soluble, hydrophilic compounds was observed as a function of the affinity of these compounds for the refuse. Transport to column headspaces was detected for more volatile compounds. Hydrophobic compounds displayed little movement down the columns. Behavior of the compounds could be predicted using experimental linear isotherm partition coefficients. The results of this investigation provided a mechanistic evaluation of the attenuating capacity of municipal landfills for specific organic compounds.

Publication Title

Research Journal of the Water Pollution Control Federation

Volume

63

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

780

Last Page

788

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1991FY34700005

ISSN

1047-7624

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