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Advances in Subsurface Pollution of Porous Media - Indicators, Processes and Modelling
IAH selected papers, volume 14

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ISBN 9780415476904
Published October 1, 2008 by CRC Press
248 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Advances in Subsurface Contamination of Porous Media: Indicators, Processes and Modelling provides a high level understanding of the processes concerning common and emergent contaminants through their passage from soil to groundwater. The book presents new methodologies and indicators to reach a better understanding of biogeochemical processes as a basis for environmental models. The combined use of the understanding of processes and models’ prognosis will inform researches and water managers and will provide the possibility for better management and preservation of water resources.

The book will be a valuable reference for graduate students, researchers and professionals in government and public institutions, and for those interested in soil and groundwater contamination in various aspects.


Table of Contents


Multicomponent Diffusion in Clays, C.A.J. Appelo

Modelling of Solute Mass Transfer Across the Capillary Fringe, U. Maier, C. Beyer, B. Susset, and P. Grathwohl

Strategies to Quantify Contaminant Degradation in Groundwater Using Stable Isotope Data, D. Hunkeler

Alternative Methods and Indicators of Water Quality in Natural Porous Media

Derivation of Natural Background Levels and Threshold Values for Groundwater Bodies in the Upper Rhine Valley, R. Kunkel, G. Berthold, A. Blum, P. Elsass, J.-G. Fritsche, R. Wolter, and F. Wendland

Introducing Time Variability and Sampling Rate in the Mapping of Groundwater Contamination by Means of the Bayesian Maximum Entropy (BME) Method, S. Mattern, P. Bogaert, and M. Vanclooster

Biotechnology for Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sites. From Reporter Genes to DNA-Microarrays, E. Puglisi and P. Boccazzi

Aggregated Pesticide Risk Evaluation for Groundwater in Belgium with the PRIBEL Indicator, S. Vergucht and W. Steurbaut

Strategies and Effectiveness of Groundwater Monitoring Systems for Different Aims (Report from COST629 Working Group 1), H.-J. Voigt, C. Nitsche, J. Tamás, T. Bíró, H.P. Broers, and R. Kozel

Biogeochemical Processes from Soil to Groundwater

Application of High-Resolution Groundwater Sampling in a Tar Oil-Contaminated Sandy Aquifer, Studies on Small-Scale Abiotic Gradients, B. Anneser, L. Richters and C. Griebler

Stable Isotopes as a Tool for Monitoring the Volatilisation of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids from the Unsaturated Zone, P. Höhener, D. Bouchard, and D. Hunkeler

The Role of Mineralogical and Organic Fraction on Metal Adsorption onto Soil: Experimental Approach and Modelling, P. Liburdi, Y. Duale Kahie, V. Giuliano, and M. Petrangeli Papini

Time and Space Scale Dependent Macroscopic Balance Equations Governing Flow and Transport in Aquifers, S. Sorek and D. Ronen

Numerical Simulation of Pollutant Transport and Interaction in Soil and Subsoil Techniques, Problems, and Case Study

Development and Application of a 2D Reactive Transport Model Aimed at Evaluating the Effectiveness of Reductive Dechlorination Stimulation by Lactate Injection at a Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons Contaminated Site, F. Aulenta, F. Bozzano, M. Leccese, M. Petitta, M. Petrangeli Papini, and P. Viotti

Quantification of Biodegradation and Volatilization Rates of Organic Compounds in Soils Using the Dusty Gas Model, C.-S. Fen

Prognosis of Contaminant Source Remediation: Identification of Problems at a Contaminated BTX, D. Schäfer

Advances in the Quantification of Nutrient Biogeochemistry in Coastal Groundwater Systems: A Review, C. Spiteri and P. Regnier

A Flexible Reaction Network Simulation Module for the MT3DMS Model, M. Van Camp and K. Walraevens

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Lucila Candela is professor at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and

Geoscience-UPC (Barcelona, Spain). Her research topics mainly address the nature and

fate of contaminants in the subsurface, laboratory process studies on contaminant transport

in porous media, and groundwater hydrology.

Iñaki Vadillo is researcher and lecturer at the Department of Geology, University of

Malaga (Spain). He is investigating the understanding of hydrochemical processes of

contaminants in aquifers (Nitrate pollution, landfills, isotope application in groundwater

pollution studies).

Francisco Javier Elorza is professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics in the

Madrid School of Mines – UPM (Madrid, Spain). His research topics mainly address

the numerical simulation of the nature and fate of contaminants in the surface and the

subsurface, stochastic modelling of environmental problems (i.e. transport in porous and

fracture geological media) and the simulation of coupled processes in porous media.