Perchlorate Sources, Source Identification And Analytical Methods

  • Carol E. Aziz
  • Paul B. Hatzinger
Part of the SERDP/ESTCP Environmental Remediation Technology book series (SERDP/ESTCP)

4.1 Introduction

Given the wide range of anthropogenic and natural perchlorate sources, the remediation practitioner should be aware of effective source identification and analytical methods to determine the origin and extent of perchlorate contamination. Characterization issues discussed in this chapter include: (1) anthropogenic and natural sources of perchlorate and their associated co-contaminants; (2) isotopic techniques to distinguish between natural and anthropogenic sources of perchlorate; (3) analytical methods for perchlorate recommended by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and their limitations; and (4) chemical and geochemical parameters that should be measured during the characterization and treatment of a perchlorate-contaminated site.

4.2 Sources of Perchlorate

The use and disposal of rocket propellant in the defense and aerospace industries is the most widely cited source of perchlorate contamination in the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. Aziz
    • 1
  • Paul B. Hatzinger
    • 2
  1. 1.Geosyntec ConsultantsGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Shaw Environmental, Inc.Lawrenceville

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