Special Issue "Modeling and Prediction of Groundwater Contaminant Plumes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
Interests: geochemistry; water quality; environment; biogeochemistry; hydrology; groundwater; irrigation; soil science; soil; hydrological modeling
Interests: soil; environment; soil chemistry; water quality; environmental impact assessment; soil and water conservation; evapotranspiration; freshwater ecology; rivers; soil conservation
The detection and monitoring of groundwater contamination plumes is a crucial aspect of water resource management in the context of increasing anthropogenic pressures. Various disciplines have focused on this problem with their own tools. This Special Issue will be devoted to modeling and forecasting pollution plumes in groundwater. The types of pollutant that can generate plumes with which we are concerned include: chemical contamination (synthetic products or not), radioactive contamination, microbiological contamination, thermal contamination, etc., without limitation.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- the acquisition of data necessary for the development, calibration, and validation of models;
- reaction aspects (physico-chemical and/or biological) and dispersion aspects of pollutant transport;
- the numerical aspects of modeling two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) plumes (the discretization problem);
- measurements of the location of the contours of pollutant plumes; and
- applications of models of pollution plumes to water resource management (natural attenuation or monitored natural attenuation).
Prof. Dr. Vincent Vallès
Dr. Laurent Barbiero
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