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    An overview of chloryhydrocarbon decontamination of groundwater and the unsatured zone in the Czech Republic: a consequence of old contamination problems
Statement of responsibility
    Vojtěch Zikmund, Zuzana Boukalová, Zdeněk Zelinka
Other titles
    Les eaux souterraines et l hydrogéologie en République tcheque (Variant.)
    Revue de la dépollution des hydrocarbures dans les nappes et dans leur zone non saturée en République tcheque: conséquence de pollutions anciennes
    Boukalová, Zuzana
    Zelinka, Zdeněk
    Zikmund, Vojtěch
Source title - serial
    No. 2
    p. 65-69
    2 obr., 2 tab., 1 bibl.
    Francouzské resumé
    Zkr. název ser.: Hydrogéologie
Subject group
    látky znečišťující
    voda kontaminovaná
    voda podzemní
    zóna nenasycená
Geographical name
    Česká republika
Abstract (in english)
   A range of long-standing contamination problems in the Czech Republic have been addressed since 1992. The major task is the removal of chlorohydrocarbons, mainly 1,1 dichloroethylene (1,1 DCE), 1,2 dichloroethylene (1,2 DCE), 1,1,2 trichloroethylene (TCE) and 1,1,2,2 tetrachloroethylene (PCE), from both groundwater and the unsaturated zone. In the case of the unsaturated zone, the most seriously polluted soils are excavated and removed, while the less affected areas are rehabilitated using venting techniques, the efficiency of which can be assessed by measuring the concentrations of volatile CLHCs in the soil, in the venting system and at the output of the filters. For the saturated zone, it is stripping techniques that are the most suitable and most often applied in groundwater remediation projects. An important supplement to all remediation projects is the monitoring of catchment areas in order to identify sites that remain affected by groundwater pollution.
   The Cretaceous groundwater system, which is the most important aquifer in the Czech Republic, has so far been the main target for research into chlorohydrocarbon decontamination. As a result of government regulations, the remediation of environmental damage caused by industry and agriculture prior to 1989 has been partly financed by the privatization of national industries
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    28. 1. 2008
Import date
    8. 8. 2012