Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling: Theory and Practice

Chunmiao Zheng, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Gordon D. Bennett, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc.

1995, Van Nostrand Reinhold, ISBN: 0-442-01348-5
1997, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 0-471-28536-6

The design of remedial systems for groundwater contamination requires a thorough understanding of how various interacting processes advection, dispersion, and chemical reactions influence the movement and fate of contaminants. Solute transport simulation provides an ideal vehicle to synthesize these controlling processes, evaluate their interactions, and test the effectiveness of remedial measures.

Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling is the first complete resource designed to provide clear coverage of the basic principles of solute transport simulation including the theory behind the most common numerical techniques for solving transport equations, and step-by-step guidance on the development and use of field-scale models.

Written by two experts with extensive practical experience in the field, Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling clearly explains:

Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling presents detailed case histories illustrating how hydrologists, geologists, chemists, and environmental engineers apply transport models in real-life situations, including landfills, hazardous waste sites, and contaminated aquifers. An optional diskette designed to accompany the text provides software to help you explore the concepts and techniques presented in the text and gain hands-on experience in transport simulation (click here to download the companion software).

Driven by growing concern over groundwater quality and the rapid dissemination of computer technology, solute transport simulation has become an essential means of evaluating and solving groundwater contamination and remediation problems. Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling provides you with the tools to master it.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Concepts, Techniques and Existing Models

Part II: Field Applications


About the Authors

Chunmiao Zheng is a professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Alabama. Before joining the University of Alabama in 1993, he was a senior hydrogeologist at S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc., responsible for numerous modeling projects at major hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. Dr. Zheng is the developer of two popular transport codes PATH3D and MT3D and has published on various aspects of groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling.  Dr. Zheng, along with Gordon Bennett, is the recipient of the 1998 John Hem Excellence in Science and Engineering Award from the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers, National Ground Water Association.

Gordon Bennett is a senior associate with S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc. He has over 38 years of experience in groundwater hydrology, including 30 years with the U.S. Geological Survey. Mr. Bennett’s published work has covered techniques of computer simulation in groundwater as well as many other topics. He is author of the self programmed text "Introduction to Ground Water Hydraulics" published by U.S.G.S. in 1976. He has received the Meinzer Award of the Geological Society of America.

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