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Quantification of volatile organic compound losses from sludge amended soil: A pilot scale study.

Wilson, S. C. and Duckham, Stephen and Jones, K. C. (1996) Quantification of volatile organic compound losses from sludge amended soil: A pilot scale study. Chemosphere, 33 (7). pp. 1261-1272.

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Abstract

A pilot scale column was used to quantify volatile organic compound (VOC) (namely toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene) losses from sewage sludge amended soil. Emissions, leaching losses with water and soil concentrations were quantified over time and used to assess the overall fate and distribution within the system following sludge amendment. Results indicated that losses with water were negligible and that a certain proportion remained in the soil (23 % of ΣVOCs after 150 hours Measured emissions accounted for only 9 % of ΣVOC loss from the soil column after 150 hours with biodegradation possibly accounting for much of the remaining 68 %. However, some modification to experimental design is suggested to accurately quantify the extent of biodegradation.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Chemosphere
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22203
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2009 12:06
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:25
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22203

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