Master's Theses

Department

Geosciences

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

Analyses of monitoring well data from 2001 to 2009 of a perchlorethylene (PCE) pollution plume located in Hays, Kansas were used to assess the current PCE status and to project the plume rate of decline to when remediation will cease or no longer be required. Isoconcentration maps were used to calculate an average rate of concentration reduction. Based on these calculations, I believe the PCE concentration has the potential to be below the 5 μg/L Risk-based Standards for Kansas by 2020 for the study area.

Advisor

Dr. Ken Neuhauser

Date of Award

Spring 2013

Document Type

Thesis

Rights

© 2013 Adam Staab

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