Masters Theses

Abstract

"Plants directly interact with surrounding water, air, and soil, collecting and storing chemicals and elements from the surrounding environment. Two new and innovative sampling methods have been developed in which this valuable data can be accessed to replace as well as supplement contaminated-site investigations. When determining the extent of the plume on a contaminated site, groundwater sampling may be limited due to time, site access, and expense. Using new techniques that place sampling devices in trees on site, we can sample trees naturally occurring on a contaminated site or those planted in phytoremediation or redevelopment efforts. Using these sampling devices, Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and Solid Phase Samplers (SPSs), the plume size can then be evaluated and changes in concentration can be detected. An array of data can be collected using these quick sampling techniques to help the efficiency in placement of groundwater monitoring wells. These new methods can save time and money as well as undue impact to the ecosystems at hand or personal property"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)

Committee Member(s)

Ma, Yinfa
Morrison, Glenn

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Pagination

ix, 46 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2009 Kendra Marie Waltermire, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Environmental sampling
Extraction (Chemistry)
Phytoremediation
Water -- Purification

Thesis Number

T 9596

Print OCLC #

679606284

Electronic OCLC #

679612513

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