Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Toghiani, Hossein

Committee Member

Toghiani, Rebecca K.

Committee Member

Bricka, R. Mark

Committee Member

Hernandez, Rafael

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


The purpose of this research was to determine the potential effect indigenous ions may have on the effectiveness of electrokinetic remediation of chromium contaminated soils. A synthetic soil matrix was tested in conjunction with four common ion pairs found in soils and ground water. The results of this study indicate that the interaction of the indigenous ions is sufficient to inhibit the effectiveness of the electrokinetic remediation process. The mobility of chromium through the soil was altered in the presence of high concentrations of the indigenous ions. Further study in this area will be required to address the effect of site specific conditions for full-scale electrokinetic remediation of soils.