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Flowing Water/NAPL Distribution

In this case there is a large region with a high NAPL saturation. Because of the strong attraction between water and the solids, the NAPL does not displace all water from the pore space. These experiments show only the bright color of the NAPL, water, although present, is not visible.

The color photograph on this page is reprinted with permission from Dense Chlorinated Solvents, Friedrich Schwille, Translated by James F. Pankow, 1988, Copyright CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida c 1988

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