STP Published: 1994

Hydraulic Conductivity and Waste Contaminant Transport in Soil

Editor(s): David E. Daniel, Stephen J. Trautwein

Interest in hydraulic conductivity of soils and waste contaminant transport has increased substantially in recent years, largely due to environmental concerns. Assessments of potential contamination at a site are possible only if accurate information is available concerning the hydraulic conductivity of subsoils.

STP 1142 provides this information, including detailed coverage of methods for determining the hydraulic conductivity of soil in the laboratory and in the field. This publication describes testing methods, test results, and case histories. Applications include water, chemical, and leachate movement through soil.

28 peer-reviewed papers cover:

• Methods for determining hydraulic conductivity of saturated soils in the laboratory

• Waste-soil interactions that can alter hydraulic conductivity

• Assessment of hydraulic conductivity in unsaturated soils, including laboratory and field methods for evaluating hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils

• In-situ hydraulic conductivity tests for compacted soil liners and caps.

• Hydraulic conductivity testing for vertical cutoff walls, including procedures dealing with potential testing errors.

• Methods for determining the hydraulic conductivity of natural geologic deposits

• Effects of environmental stresses such as freeze-thaw

• Specialized problems in hydraulic conductivity testing, such as electrokinetic coupling, influence of distortion in the soils, and measuring the hydraulic conductivity of bentonites.

Table of Contents

CH Benson, FS Hardianto, ES Motan

DE Daniel

JC Evans

BL Herzog

CD Shackelford

DB Stephens

SJ Trautwein, GP Boutwell

MA Othman, CH Benson, EJ Chamberlain, TF Zimmie

DR Bruner, AJ Lutenegger

S-C Cheng, JL Larralde, JP Martin

SR Day

DJ DeGroot, AJ Lutenegger

MA Phifer, EC Drumm, GV Wilson

RJ Dunn, BS Palmer

TB Edil, JK Park, DP Heim

DJ Fallow, DE Elrick, WD Reynolds, N Baumgartner, GW Parkin

MD Haug, WG Buettner, LC Wong

MD Haug, B Boldt-Leppin

IM-C Lo, HM Liljestrand, DE Daniel

AJ Lutenegger, DJ DeGroot

JJ Bowders, S McClelland

HW Olsen, AT Willden, NJ Kiusalaas, KR Nelson, EP Poeter

S Pamukcu, IB Topcu, C Guven

CD Shackelford, MJ Glade

V Maltby, LK Eppstein

JF Wallace, RR Sacrison, EE Rosik

AT Yeung

RN Yong, B-K Tan, AMO Mohamed

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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 606
DOI: 10.1520/STP1142-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5259-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1442-5