Title: Processes controlling the natural attenuation of fuel hydrocarbons and MTBE in the UK Chalk Aquifer 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Reserach Project Report RP3 
Author 1/Producer: Contaminated Land Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) 
Other Authors/Producers: Thornton, S. et al 
Author / Producer Type: Non-governmental organisations 
Publisher: CL:AIRE 
Publisher City: London, UK 
ISBN: 190504609X 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.claire.co.uk/pop_up.php?id_elem=32  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->MTBE
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: A combination of field, laboratory and modelling studies has been used to identify controls on the migration and degradation of BTEX and MTBE hydrocarbons. Novel stable isotope studies and molecular microbial analysis have been used to assess spatial and temporal variations in degradation as a function of aquifer hydrogeology and contaminant distribution. Parameter values of processes and properties controlling natural attenuation have been determined, enabling the process model to be validated at field-scale. 
Link to Organisation(s): CL:AIRE (Contaminated Land: Applications in the Real Environments)
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 09/01/2007