Special Issue "Injection-Induced Fluid Flows and Solute/Heat Transport Behavior in a Subsurface Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: hydrogeology; groundwater remediation; fractured-rock hydrology; soil and groundwater environments; CCS and CO2 storage environmental monitoring; nuclear waste disposal; groundwater source heat pump (GWHP)
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As the water shortage spreads around the world, artificial recharge to actively cope with the shortage of groundwater and the installation of underground infiltration facilities, together with rainwater harvesting, are leading to an induced flow of groundwater. In addition, the use of groundwater as a source or sink of thermal energy for space heating or cooling, the circulation of fluid for geothermal power generation, and the injection of fluids for the development of shale gas have been increasing over the past decade, creating an induced groundwater flow. The transport of contaminants and heat is also expanding along these induced flows. This Special Issue invites studies on groundwater flow and the associated solutes, contaminants, and heat transport that are different from the natural conditions caused by the above-mentioned artificial factors. The characterization of the flow and transport system by use of groundwater age dating, isotopic analysis, and microbial community survey will be important topics to be included. Groundwater flow and solute transport that are affected by climate change and stream interaction are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Kang-Kun Lee
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- Fluid injection and groundwater flow
- Artificial recharge
- Solute and contaminant transport
- Thermal use of groundwater
- Flow and transport modeling
- Aquifer thermal energy storage
- Stream and aquifer interaction
- Climate change and groundwater system
- Groundwater productivity
- Geochemical and isotopic flow characterization