Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Research article
08 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 08 Mar 2017

Experimental study on retardation of a heavy NAPL vapor in partially saturated porous media

Simon Matthias Kleinknecht, Holger Class, and Jürgen Braun


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (28 Nov 2016) by Brian Berkowitz
AR by Simon Matthias Kleinknecht on behalf of the Authors (12 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Jan 2017) by Brian Berkowitz
ED: Publish as is (13 Feb 2017) by Brian Berkowitz
Short summary
Retardation of migrating contaminant vapors in the subsurface may mitigate groundwater contamination or vapor intrusion into buildings. An experimental investigation was conducted to quantify the retardation of carbon disulfide (CS2) vapor in moist porous media based on the analysis of concentration breakthrough curves. Findings linked retardation to types of porous media and water saturation. Moreover, the first evidence of biodegradation of the CS2 vapor was found in the column experiments.