Soil and Groundwater Impacts of Chemical Mixture Releases from Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents

Screening models, as well as detailed, computationally intensive models, exist to characterize site-specific impacts on soil and groundwater from hazardous materials releases. These models require various fate and transport parameters as input, which are generally available for pure chemical compounds. However, these parameters are not typically available for many of the hazardous materials mixtures that are transported, such as herbicides, paint, cleaning compounds, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, and ethanol. A tool is needed to estimate these parameters for mixtures in order to assess the relative impact of releases. The objective of this research is to develop a tool to assess, classify, predict, and quickly communicate fate and transport characteristics of chemical mixtures released into the soil and groundwater as a result of hazardous materials transportation incidents. The tool will allow carriers, shippers, responders, risk compliance specialists, and regulators to assess, compare, classify, and communicate the environmental hazards to soil and groundwater posed by chemical mixtures in transport.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project HM-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:


  • Principal Investigators:

    Lewis, Richard

  • Start Date: 20090106
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20101015
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17124

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462637
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project HM-06
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:07PM