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