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Volume 21, issue 3
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1381–1396, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1381-2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1381–1396, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1381-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 08 Mar 2017

Research article | 08 Mar 2017

Experimental study on retardation of a heavy NAPL vapor in partially saturated porous media

Simon Matthias Kleinknecht et al.
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Retardation of migrating contaminant vapors in the subsurface may mitigate groundwater contamination or vapor intrusion into buildings. An experimental investigation was conducted to quantify the retardation of carbon disulfide (CS2) vapor in moist porous media based on the analysis of concentration breakthrough curves. Findings linked retardation to types of porous media and water saturation. Moreover, the first evidence of biodegradation of the CS2 vapor was found in the column experiments.
Retardation of migrating contaminant vapors in the subsurface may mitigate groundwater...
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