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Zhao Wang, Jiansheng Shi, Zhaoji Zhang, et al. 2013: Organic Contamination of Soil and Goundwater in the Piedimont Plain of the Taihang Mountains. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 1(1): 74-81.
Citation: Zhao Wang, Jiansheng Shi, Zhaoji Zhang, et al. 2013: Organic Contamination of Soil and Goundwater in the Piedimont Plain of the Taihang Mountains. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 1(1): 74-81.

Organic Contamination of Soil and Goundwater in the Piedimont Plain of the Taihang Mountains


Supported by Groundwater Crisis Critical Signal and Groundwater Resources Adjustment and Control of State Project No.973 (2010CB428806)

  • Publish Date: 2013-06-28
  • The risk of groundwater contamination following the infiltration of waste surface water, is of great interest, particularly in areas experiencing water shortage. In this study, the distribution characteristics of contaminants along the Cihe River, in the piedimont plain of the Taihang Mountains, China, was investigated by measuring the soil and water samples. The main organic contaminants detected in different media include hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and pesticides. The main contaminants found in different media are mostly derived from the river water, which can be seen from the results of waste water from the river and groundwater, from the soil samples from different depth and distance of the profiles along the river. The distribution characteristics showed that there has been a natural attenuation of the contaminants from the river during their transportation through the soils and groundwater. The sorption of organic compounds to soil organic matter is thought to be a main mechanism of natural attenuation.
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