Processes governing the performance of oleophilic bio-barriers (OBBs) – laboratory and field studies
Petroleum sheens, a potential Clean Water Act violation, can occur at petroleum refining, distribution, and storage facilities located near surface water. In general, sheen remedies can be prone to failure due to the complex processes controlling the flow of light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) at groundwater/surface water interfaces (GSIs). Even a small gap in a barrier designed to resist the movement of LNAPL can result in a sheen of large areal extent. The cost of sheen remedies, exacerbated by failure, has led to research into processes governing sheens and development of the oleophilic ...
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