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Title: MERCURY RELEASE FROM DISTURBED ANOXIC SOILS

Abstract

The primary objectives of experiments conducted at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) were to provide information on the secondary release of mercury from contaminated anoxic sediments to an aqueous environment after disturbance/change of in situ physical conditions and to evaluate its migration and partitioning under controlled conditions, including implications of these processes for treatment of contaminated soils. Experimental work included (1) characterization of the mercury-contaminated sediment; (2) field bench-scale dredging simulation; (3) laboratory column study to evaluate a longer-term response to sediment disturbance; (4) mercury volatilization from sediment during controlled drying; (5) resaturation experiments to evaluate the potential for secondary release of residual mercury after disturbance, transport, drying, and resaturation, which simulate a typical scenario during soil excavation and transport to waste disposal facilities; and (6) mercury speciation and potential for methylation during column incubation experiments.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab., Pittsburgh, PA (US); National Energy Technology Lab., Morgantown, WV (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786847
Report Number(s):
FC26-98FT40320-20
TRN: AH200133%%91
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-98FT40320
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Jul 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DREDGING; DRYING; EVAPORATION; EXCAVATION; INCUBATION; MERCURY; METHYLATION; SEDIMENTS; SIMULATION; SOILS; TRANSPORT; WASTE DISPOSAL

Citation Formats

Jaroslav Solc, and Bethany A. Bolles. MERCURY RELEASE FROM DISTURBED ANOXIC SOILS. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/786847.
Jaroslav Solc, & Bethany A. Bolles. MERCURY RELEASE FROM DISTURBED ANOXIC SOILS. United States. doi:10.2172/786847.
Jaroslav Solc, and Bethany A. Bolles. Mon . "MERCURY RELEASE FROM DISTURBED ANOXIC SOILS". United States. doi:10.2172/786847. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/786847.
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title = {MERCURY RELEASE FROM DISTURBED ANOXIC SOILS},
author = {Jaroslav Solc and Bethany A. Bolles},
abstractNote = {The primary objectives of experiments conducted at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) were to provide information on the secondary release of mercury from contaminated anoxic sediments to an aqueous environment after disturbance/change of in situ physical conditions and to evaluate its migration and partitioning under controlled conditions, including implications of these processes for treatment of contaminated soils. Experimental work included (1) characterization of the mercury-contaminated sediment; (2) field bench-scale dredging simulation; (3) laboratory column study to evaluate a longer-term response to sediment disturbance; (4) mercury volatilization from sediment during controlled drying; (5) resaturation experiments to evaluate the potential for secondary release of residual mercury after disturbance, transport, drying, and resaturation, which simulate a typical scenario during soil excavation and transport to waste disposal facilities; and (6) mercury speciation and potential for methylation during column incubation experiments.},
doi = {10.2172/786847},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 16 00:00:00 EDT 2001},
month = {Mon Jul 16 00:00:00 EDT 2001}
}

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