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Sensitivity analysis of groundwater contamination caused by immobilized gasoline hydrocarbons
AuthorKirk, Marcia W. O.
Geological Sciences and Engineering
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The potential threat of immobilized gasoline in the vadose zone to groundwater resources is evaluated using a two-dimensional solute transport model. A parametric sensitivity analysis identified the ranking order of most important transport parameters. A conservative prediction of benzene transport shows a long term threat to groundwater resources located a half mile down-gradient from the contamination source.
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