• Partitioning Interwell Tracer Test and Analysis Method for Estimating Oil Pollutants in the Underground
  • Chan-Duck Jeong1*·Yong-Cheol Kim2·Woo-Ho Myeong1·Sung-Su Bang3·Gyu-Sang Lee1·Sung-Ho Song1

  • 1Korea Rural Community Corporation, Rural Research Institute, Future Rural Research Office
    2Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Groundwater Environment Research Center
    3Korea Rural Community Corporation, Soil & Environment Remediation Office

  • 지중 유류오염량 추정을 위한 분배추적자 시험 및 해석방법
  • 정찬덕1*·김용철2·명우호1·방성수3·이규상1·송성호1

  • 1한국농어촌공사, 농어촌연구원 미래농어촌연구소
    2한국지질자원연구원, 지하수관리센터
    3한국농어촌공사, 토양환경복원단

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From early 2000, many researchers in the groundwater and soil environment remediation project tried to calculate the pollution level and pollution remediation cost and reflect it in the design. In addition, by identifying the movement characteristics of oil pollutants in the underground environment, many researchers tried to derive design factors necessary for pollution purification. However, although the test should be conducted in an area contaminated with oil, the toxicity and risk are too great for testing by deliberately leaking pollutants that are harmful to the human body. And as oil-contaminated areas are promoted by military units such as returned US military bases, there is a limit to access by the general public. In addition, since the indoor simulation test and the field application test have been carried out separately from each other, it was difficult to compare and review various simulation tests Therefore, in this study, PITT (Partitioning Interwell Tracer Test) and analysis methods were specifically presented through actual tests so that field workers could easily use them with the help of the military base and the Korea Rural Community Corporation Soil Environment Restoration Team. However, in order to directly reflect the distribution tracer test results in the pollution remediation design, it is necessary to reduce the analysis errors by comparing the analysis results of the existing soil pollution survey, physical exploration, and numerical modeling. In addition, it is judged to be cautious in the analysis because errors can easily occur due to various factors such as the type of oil at the polluted site, the hydraulic conductivity of the aquifer, and the skill of the researcher.

Keywords: underground environment, oil pollution, PITT, pollution distribution, pollution amount

This Article

  • 2022; 27(S1): 99-112

    Published on Jul 31, 2022

  • 10.7857/JSGE.2022.27.S.099
  • Received on Jun 14, 2022
  • Revised on Jun 28, 2022
  • Accepted on Jul 20, 2022

Correspondence to

  • Chan-Duck Jeong
  • Korea Rural Community Corporation, Rural Research Institute, Future Rural Research Office

  • E-mail: duckiangel@ekr.or.kr