An understanding not only of the nature of soil contamination for a given site, but also of the equilibrium and mass transport processes that govern the potential migration of particular chemicals, is a critical first step in any successful soil contamination evaluation and remediation effort. In the following sections of this chapter, information is presented concerning the important physical and chemical properties of the contaminants and the subsurface environment, together with a practical and applied discussion of potential migration pathways, upper limits of contamination based on equilibrium assumptions, and fundamental mass transport processes that govern the fate of a chemical in the subsurface.
|Title of host publication||Hazardous Waste Site Soil Remediation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory and Application of Innovative Technologies|
|Number of pages||49|
|ISBN (Print)||082479107X, 9780824791070|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|