The fate and behavior of volatile aromatic hydrocarbons in sewage sludge-amended soil

Wilson, Susan C. and Jones, Kevin C. (1996) The fate and behavior of volatile aromatic hydrocarbons in sewage sludge-amended soil. ASTM Special Technical Publication, 1261. pp. 119-123. ISSN 0066-0558

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Abstract

The fate and behavior of five commonly occurring aromatic volatile organic compounds (VOCs), namely toluene, ethyl benzene, and o-, m-, and p-xylene, were investigated in sewage sludge-amended soil. Laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate VOC concentrations in sludge-amended soil for different soils and at different sludge application rates over 31 days. Results indicated that VOC loss rates decreased with increased soil organic matter content and increased sludge application rate. VOC loss rates in spiked samples were found to be comparable to those in unspiked samples over 31 days. Results from laboratory experiments also indicated that abiotic loss processes were more important than biological degradation for the removal of VOCs from sewage sludge-amended soil. VOC loss rates were also compared in a field study where sludge was applied to grassed and plowed plots.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: ASTM Special Technical Publication
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 137815
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2019 13:38
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 04:17
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/137815

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