Special Issue "Groundwater Pollution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
Prof. Dr. Micòl Mastrocicco
Department of Environmental Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", 81100 Caserta, Italy
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Interests: water resources management and protection in the coastal plains, with a focus on water and nitrogen balance at basin scale and salinization processes; characterization and monitoring of dissolved contaminants in aquifers via different assessment methods; implementation of density-dependent groundwater flow models and reactive transport models
The aim of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to assess and quantify the state of the art of groundwater pollution related problems in both rural and industrial areas due to anthropogenic activities. The target is to focus on different approaches to improve the conceptual model of groundwater, aquifer matrix and contaminants interactions, using: numerical modelling, GIS spatial analyses, statistical analyses or combined approaches. Often groundwater pollution is not immediately recognized by the people as a compelling issue, since it is not as visible as surface water pollution, nevertheless a large part of the world’s population is directly dependent on groundwater. Thus, usually a long term monitoring plan is needed to assess the fate and transport of pollutants in aquifers. For this reason, numerical modelling tools have been successfully developed and applied to quantify long term processes within the aquifers, or spatial and statistical analyses (employed on large geochemical databases) can be pivotal to unravel the main biogeochemical processes acting in a specific polluted site or watershed.
In detail, the focus of this Special Issue is to convey a limited number of papers, which describe key issues on emerging problems due to groundwater pollution employing numerical modelling, GIS tools, statistical analyses and their conjunctive use to monitor, assess and quantify processes that determine the contaminants fate and transport in groundwater. This Special Issue aims to cover, without being limited to, the following areas:
Solute transport modelling of organic and inorganic pollutants in variably saturated media, spacing from simple advective transport to complex reactive transport modelling;
Monitoring and assessing groundwater pollution using combined geochemical and geophysical techniques in GIS environments and/or statistical analyses (e.g. Principal Component or Factor analysis);
Anthropogenic versus geogenic sources of groundwater pollutants: monitoring heavy metals or trace elements presence using multi-temporal datasets, multi-level sampling techniques and spatial analyses in GIS environments.Prof. Mastrocicco Micòl
Dr. Colombani Nicolò
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- Contaminant transport modelling
- Biogeochemical reactions
- Statistical analyses
- Aquifer contamination
- Organic contaminants
- Inorganic contaminants