Research and analysis

Laboratory to field scale relationships in the assessment of the potential for monitored natural attenuation of contaminants in groundwater

Provides a literature review of hydrogeological and geochemical parameters that are often measured in laboratory analyses and then extrapolated to field scale.

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Laboratory to Field Sclae Relationships in the Assessment of the Potential for Monitored Natural Attenuation of Contaminants in Groundwater

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This project had the aim of producing a short technical report that would provide a literature review of hydrogeological and geochemical parameters that are often measured in laboratory analyses and then extrapolated to field scale. The emphasis of the study was on those parameters normally of concern when dealing with Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) of groundwater. These parameters include:

  • abiotic (chemical) degradation
  • biodegradation
  • cation exchange capacity
  • Henry’s Law constant and vapour pressure
  • hydraulic conductivity
  • leaching/leachate tests
  • microbial activity determination
  • sorption
Published 25 June 2005