Hydrocarbon Liquids and Clay Microstructure
Extensive studies of the interactions between organic liquids and clay minerals have been carried out over the past 10 years. The work has dealt primarily with hydraulic conductivity, k, and the influence that organic liquids of low dielectric constant have on measured values of k (Michaels and Lin, 1954; Lambe, 1956; Mesri and Olson, 1971; Brown et al., 1984; Acar et al., 1985; Fernandez and Quigley, 1985, 1988; Foreman and Daniel, 1986; Quigley and Fernandez, 1989). In most cases, the above articles have dealt with double layer theory and resultant physicochemical effects, with little attention given to the role of soil fabric and microstructure.
KeywordsHydraulic Conductivity Void Ratio Organic Liquid Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry Compact Clay
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Brown, K.W., J.C. Thomas, and J.W. Green, 1984. Permeability of compacted soils to solvent mixtures and petroleum products. In: Land Disposal of Hazardous Waste. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Research Symposium, Ft. Washington, PA, EPA-600/9-84-007, p. 124–137.Google Scholar
- Fernandez, F., and R.M. Quigley, 1989. Organic liquids and the hydraulic conductivity of barrier clays. Proceedings 12th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vol. 3, p. 1867–1870.Google Scholar
- Lambe, T.W., 1956. The storage of oil in an earth reservoir. Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, v. 43, p. 179–241.Google Scholar
- Ogunbadejo, T.A., and R.M. Quigley, 1976. Till geology, mineralogy and geotechnical behavior, Sarnia, Ontario. In: Legget, R.F. (ed.), Glacial Till: An Interdisciplinary Study. Royal Society of Canada Special Publication 12, p. 336–345.Google Scholar
- Quigley, R.M., and F. Fernandez, 1989. Clay/organic interactions and their effect on the hydraulic conductivity of barrier clays. Proceedings of the Inter-national Symposium on Contaminant Transport in Groundwater, Stuttgart, Germany, p. 117–124.Google Scholar