Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling, 2nd Edition
Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling is the first resource designed to provide coverage of the discipline’s basic principles, including the theories behind solute transport in groundwater, common numerical techniques for solving transport equations, and step-by-step guidance on the development and use of field-scale modeling. The Second Edition incorporates recent advances in contaminant transport theory and simulation techniques, adding the following to the original text:
-An expanded discussion of the role of aquifer heterogeneity in
controlling solute transport
-A new section on the dual-domain mass transfer approach as an alternative to the classical advection-dispersion model
-Additional chemical processes and reactions in the discussion of reactive transport
-A discussion of the TVD (total-variation-diminishing) approach to transport solution
-An entirely new Part III containing two chapters on simulation of flow and transport under variable water density and under variable saturation, respectively, and a third chapter on the use of the simulation-optimization approach in remediation system design
Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling, Second Edition remains the premier reference for practicing hydrogeologists, environmental scientists, engineers, and graduate students in the field. In 1998, in recognition of their work on the first edition, the authors were honored with the John Hem Excellence in Science and Engineering Award of the National Ground Water Association
Preface to the First Edition.
PART 1: CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES.
2. Darcy's Law and Advective Transport.
3. Dispersive Transport and Mass Transfer.
4. Transport with Chemical Reactions.
5. Mathematical Model and Analytical Solutions.
6. Simulation of Advective Transport.
7. Simulation of Advective-Dispersive Transport.
8. Simulation of Nonequilibrium Processes and Reactive Transport.
PART 2: FIELD APPLICATIONS.
9. A Framework for Model Applications.
10. Building a Contaminant Transport Model.
11. Model Input Parameters.
12. Model Calibration and Sensitivity Analysis.
13. Dealing with Uncertainty.
14. Contaminant Transport Modeling: Case Studies.
PART 3: ADVANCED TOPICS.
15. Simulation of Density-Dependent Flow and Transport.
16. Simulation of Flow and Transport in the Vadose Zone.
17. Optimal Management of Groundwater Quality.
Appendix A: Darcy's Law and the Variable-Density Flow Equation.
Appendix B: Application of Stream Functions to Groundwater Flows.
Appendix C: Information on Groundwater Modeling Software.
GORDON D. BENNETT is a Senior Associate with S. S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc., an environmental and water-resource consulting firm with offices in the United States and Canada.
"...well-written, lucid, well-structured, informative, thorough, and above all provides a good balance between theoretical rigor and practical model application...a must for a hydrogeologist's and transport specialist's bookshelf..." (Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 32, July-August 2003)