Title

Mathematical Fate Modeling Of Hazardous Organic Pollutants During Codisposal With Municipal Refuse

Title - Alternative

Hazard. Waste Hazard. Mater.

Keywords

Engineering, Environmental; Environmental Sciences

Abstract

A mathematical mass transport model, the Vadose Zone Interactive Processes model, was employed to describe the fate of organic compounds codisposed in municipal refuse landfills. The model solves a convective-dispersive equation which incorporates transport and transformation processes of dispersion, advection, chemical and biological transformation, and sorption in unsaturated porous media. Using input data selected to describe laboratory refuse column operations and the operative physical/chemical phenomena, the predictive capabilities of the model were optimized. Test compounds included 12 organic compounds representing a broad range of organic classes. The mathematical model accurately predicted low mobility of hydrophobic compounds and described the migration of more hydrophilic test compounds in municipal refuse.

Publication Title

Hazardous Waste & Hazardous Materials

Volume

8

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

85

Last Page

97

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1991FG39500007

ISSN

0882-5696

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