alexa A bench-scale investigation of land treatment of soil contaminated with diesel fuel.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

Author(s): Taylor C, Viraraghavan T

Abstract Share this page

Abstract A bench-scale investigation (soil pan testing) was conducted with the objective of studying degradation rates of diesel contaminated soil (2500 and 10,000 ppm by weight of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) to dry weight of soil) under different treatment conditions over a 17 week testing period. The greatest degradation of the diesel contaminated soil was obtained with the addition of nutrients (Co = 10,000 ppm of TPH; k = 0.19 week-1). 'k' for soil not amended with nutrients was 0.07 week-1. The control cell (C0 = 2500 ppm TPH), with sodium azide (to suppress degradation) was compared with an experimental cell of 2500 ppm initial concentration of TPH without nutrient amendment. The control cell exhibited a relatively low uniform degradation (k = 0.08 week-1) of TPH over the duration of the experiment with reasonable first-order kinetic regression statistics.
This article was published in Chemosphere and referenced in Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version