WIT Press


Potential Groundwater Pollution From Chemically Treated Wood

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP950141

Volume

13

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

769 kb

Author(s)

C. Christodoulatos, A.D. Koutsospyros & G.P. Korfiatis

Abstract

This paper presents results of recent studies conducted to assess the groundwater pollution potential of pentachlorophenol (PCP) treated wood. Specifically, studies on leaching rates, adsorption desorption and anaerobic biodegradability under different conditions have been conducted on soils and groundwater collected from wood treating facilities and telephone pole sites in six locations throughout the United States. The results of the laboratory measurements provided the necessary parameters to conduct modeling studies using the United States Environmental Protection Agency Composite Model for Landfills (USEPA CML) which assesses the extend of a

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