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U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993, Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015

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Simulation of Transport, Desorption, Volatilization, and Microbial Degradation of Trichloroethylene in Ground Water at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

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Mary Martin (U.S. Geological Survey, 810 Bear Tavern Rd., West Trenton, NJ 08619)

Abstract

The fate of dissolved trichloroethylene in ground water at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is being analyzed using a reactive multispecies transport model of a two-dimensional vertical section along the central axis of the plume. The model simulates the desorption, volatilization at the water table, and microbial degradation of trichloroethylene. The formation and transport of the degradation products cis-1-2-dichloroethylene and vinyl chloride also are simulated. Results of this modeling analysis demonstrate the applicability and usefulness of the multispecies two-dimensional transport code to contaminant-fate and -transport studies.

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