Special Issue "Groundwater Contamination and Remediation"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Ecosystems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Timothy D. Scheibe

Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
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Phone: +1-509-371-7633
Interests: groundwater; reactive transport; biogeochemistry; microbial transport; heterogeneity; multiscale modelling; pore scale modelling; river-groundwater interactions; computational earth science
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David C. Mays

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA
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Phone: +1-303-315-7570
Interests: groundwater; porous media; remediation; complex systems; colloids; clogging; permeability; chaotic advection; urban contaminants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Groundwater is a critical natural resource that can be degraded by contamination.  Contaminants can have natural sources (e.g., arsenic or salinity) or anthropogenic sources (e.g., industrial chemicals, pesticides, or sewage effluent). Remediation activities aim to reduce or eliminate groundwater contaminants, and can include passive methods (e.g., monitored natural attenuation), ex-situ methods (e.g., pump-and-treat), or in-situ methods (e.g., bioremediation or chemical oxidation).

The aim of this Special Issue of Water is to present new research contributions in the broad area of groundwater contamination and remediation. This topic includes studies that eludicate critical processes controlling contaminant sources, transport, and fate in the subsurface environment, methods to identify the concentration and extent of contaminant plumes, as well as novel approaches to predict and enhance the performance of remediation techniques. We encourage contributions on both natural and anthropogenic contaminants, as well as emerging contaminants, such as manufactured nanoparticles or hydraulic fracturing fluids. The breadth of cutting-edge research addressing these topics is substantial, so accordingly this Special Issue will not be able to include studies specifically focused on evaluating the human health impacts of contaminants (i.e., epidemiological studies).

Dr. Timothy D. Scheibe
Prof. Dr. David C. Mays
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Groundwater
  • contamination
  • remediation
  • reactive transport
  • monitored natural attenuation
  • bioremediation
  • water quality

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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