Contaminant transport and behavior in the subsurface

James H. Clarke, Danny D. Reible, Robert D. Mutch

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An understanding not only of the nature of soil contamination for a given site, but also of the equilibrium and mass transport processes that govern the potential migration of particular chemicals, is a critical first step in any successful soil contamination evaluation and remediation effort. In the following sections of this chapter, information is presented concerning the important physical and chemical properties of the contaminants and the subsurface environment, together with a practical and applied discussion of potential migration pathways, upper limits of contamination based on equilibrium assumptions, and fundamental mass transport processes that govern the fate of a chemical in the subsurface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHazardous Waste Site Soil Remediation
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Application of Innovative Technologies
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages49
ISBN (Electronic)9781351441414
ISBN (Print)082479107X, 9780824791070
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


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