Journal article

Hydraulic performance of a permeable reactive barrier at Casey Station, Antarctica

KA Mumford, JL Rayner, I Snape, GW Stevens

Chemosphere | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014


A permeable bio-reactive barrier (PRB) was installed at Casey Station, Antarctica in 2005/06 to intercept, capture and degrade petroleum hydrocarbons from a decade old fuel spill. A funnel and gate configuration was selected and implemented. The reactive gate was split into five separate cells to enable the testing of five different treatment combinations. Although different treatment materials were used in each cell, each treatment combination contained the following reactive zones: a zone for the controlled release of nutrients to enhance degradation, a zone for hydrocarbon capture and enhanced degradation, and a zone to capture excess nutrients. The materials selected for each of these zo..

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