Vadose zone attenuation of organic compounds at a crude oil spill site - interactions between biogeochemical reactions and multicomponent gas transport.

@article{Molins2010VadoseZA,
  title={Vadose zone attenuation of organic compounds at a crude oil spill site - interactions between biogeochemical reactions and multicomponent gas transport.},
  author={S Molins and K. Ulrich Mayer and Richard T. Amos and Barbara A. Bekins},
  journal={Journal of contaminant hydrology},
  year={2010},
  volume={112 1-4},
  pages={15-29}
}
Contaminant attenuation processes in the vadose zone of a crude oil spill site near Bemidji, MN have been simulated with a reactive transport model that includes multicomponent gas transport, solute transport, and the most relevant biogeochemical reactions. Dissolution and volatilization of oil components, their aerobic and anaerobic degradation coupled with sequential electron acceptor consumption, ingress of atmospheric O(2), and the release of CH(4) and CO(2) from the smear zone generated by… CONTINUE READING