Weathering of Constituents at Land Treatment Sites

by Laura A. Rogers, Univ of Texas at Austin, United States,
Raymond C. Loehr, Univ of Texas at Austin, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: The objectives of this research were to: 1) determine the leachability of metals and organics from soils at hazardous waste land treatment sites; 2) evaluate the mobility of hazardous constituents as a function of soil depth and characteristics for these sites; and 3) determine the effects of weathering cycles on the leachability of these constituents. Soils from six depths from random test pits at two oil refinery sites and a wood preserving site were evaluated for specific metals and organics.

Subject Headings: Soil treatment | Wood preservatives | Occupational safety | Site investigation | Soil properties | Natural disasters | Waste sites | Weathering

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