Over recent years, important contributions on the topic of solving various aquifer problems have been presented in numerous papers and reports. The scattered and wide-ranging nature of this information has made finding solutions and best practices difficult. Comprehensive and self-contained, Applied Flow and Solute Transport Modeling in Aquifers compiles the scattered literature on the topic into a single-source reference of the most up-to-date information in the field.
Based on Dr. Batu's 20 years of practical experience tackling aquifer problems in a myriad of settings, the book addresses essentially all currently applied aquifer flow and contaminant transport solutions, combines theory with practical applications, covers both analytical and numerical solutions, and includes solutions to real world contaminant transport modeling scenarios. Batu approaches the subject from the practicing consultant's point of view and elucidates the difficulties real world professionals have faced in solving aquifer flow and contamination problems.
The author simplifies the necessary theoretical background as much as possible and provides all derivational details of the theoretical background as worked examples. He uses this method to explore how the derivations were generated for those who need to know while allowing others to easily skip them and still benefit and learn from the practical applications of the mathematical approaches. Containing 51 tables and 323 figures, the book covers both the breadth and the depth of currently applied aquifer flow and contaminant transport modeling solutions.
Preface. About the Author. Introduction. Fundamental Principles of Solute Transport in Aquifers. Analytical Solute Transport Modeling in Aquifers. Numerical Flow and Solute Transport Modeling in Aquifers. Analytical and Numerical Modeling Approaches for Solute Travel Times and Path Lines in Aquifers. Stochastic Analysis of Flow and Solute Transport in Heterogeneous Aquifers and Determination of Expressions for Dispersivities Using Stochastic Approaches. Determination of Solute Sorption Parameters in Aquifers. References. Index.