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An Introduction to Solute Transport in Heterogeneous Geologic Media

An Introduction to Solute Transport in Heterogeneous Geologic Media

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  • Publication planned for: November 2022
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781316511183

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  • Over the past several decades, analyses of solute migration in aquifers have widely adopted the classical advection-dispersion equation. However, misunderstandings over advection-dispersion concepts, their relationship with the scales of heterogeneity, our observation and interest, and their ensemble mean nature have created furious debates about the concepts' validity. This book provides a unified and comprehensive overview and lucid explanations of the stochastic nature of solute transport processes at different scales. It also presents tools for analyzing solute transport and its uncertainty to meet our needs at different scales. Easy-to-understand physical explanations without complex mathematics make this book an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and professionals performing groundwater quality evaluations, management, and remediation.

    • Introduces the advection-dispersion theory step-by-step, using ordinary-language explanations and examples throughout
    • Promotes the development of a new generation of high-resolution characterization and monitoring technology to reduce uncertainty in the forecast and mitigation of environmental issues
    • An invaluable resource for understanding and improving solute transport predictions in heterogeneous geologic media
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    • Publication planned for: November 2022
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781316511183
    • length: 325 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2022
  • Table of Contents

    1. Fundamental concepts
    2. Well-Mixed Models for Surface Water Quality Analysis
    3. Well-Mixed Models for Subsurface Water Quality Analysis
    4. Molecular Diffusion
    5. Numerical Methods for Advection-Diffusion Equations
    6. Shear Flow Dispersion
    7. Solute Transport In Soil Columns
    8. Parameter Estimation
    9. Solute Transport in Field-Scale Aquifers
    10. Field-Scale Solute Transport Experiments Under Natural Gradient
    11. Forced Gradient Field-Scale Tracer Experiments
    12. High-resolution characterization (Tomographic Surveys) Hydraulic Tomography and Geophysics ERT surveys

  • Authors

    Tian-Chyi Jim Yeh, University of Arizona
    Jim Yeh is a Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona. He is an internationally renowned leader in stochastic/numerical analysis and laboratory/field investigations of flow and solute transport in variably saturated heterogeneous geologic media. He was the lead author of Flow through Heterogeneous Geologic Media (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and pioneered the new generation of aquifer characterization technology: hydraulic tomography.

    Yanhui Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Yanhui Dong is an Associate Professor in the Key Laboratory of Shale Gas and Geoengineering, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He specializes in fluid flow, reactive transport, and porosity/permeability evolution in porous and fractured geological media with application to the management of groundwater resources, the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes, and the environmental impact assessment of hydrocarbon extraction activities.

    Suhujun Ye, Nanjing University, China
    Shujun Ye is a Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at Nanjing University. She has over twenty years of teaching and research experience in the numerical simulation of groundwater flow, multi-phase flow, mass transport, land subsidence, and Earth fissures. She is the vice-chair of the UNESCO Land Subsidence International Initiative and a member of the Groundwater Technical Committee of the American Geophysical Union. She was the coauthor of Hydrogeology: Strategy of the Disciplines Development in China (Science Press, 2021).

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