Tri‐ and Tetrachloroethylene in Groundwater Exploited by a Muncipal Waterworks: Numerical Modelling and Mitigative Measures
Published:01 Jul 2013
E. Kret, S. Grajales Mesa, A. Kiecak, and G. Malina, in Water Contamination Emergencies: Managing the Threats, ed. U. Borchers, J. Gray, K. C. Thompson, K. C. Thompson, U. Borchers, and J. Gray, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013, pp. 71-85.
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As a result of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Groundwater Directive, and the consequent restriction of Polish law regulations, groundwater contamination with trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) was detected at numerous sites in Poland, including groundwater in the vicinity of the waterworks in Nowa Dęba. It is expected that the problem will growth with time as it was observed in the other European countries and the USA in the 80's and 90's, after implementation of drinking water standards for TCE and PCE. Consequently, there is an increasing need to investigate these sites and the effects of contaminants in groundwater, especially on these sites where groundwater is used as a resource of drinking water.