Special Issue "Groundwater and Contaminant Transport"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: water resources; groundwater; pollution
Interests: Groundwater pollution, hydrogeochemistry, stable isotopes
Combating groundwater pollution and addressing the need for good and safe water quality is a fundamental requirement, and better protection against contamination is a major driver of research efforts. During the last decades, the evidence on the prevailing contaminants present in subsurface water has been driven by research advances in the field of contaminant hydrology at the field and laboratory scale, including research into mass transport, monitoring tools, testing methods or even treatment technologies for specific contaminants. The study of contaminant hydrogeology in the current era is not only facing the appearance of new compounds (emerging micro-contaminants including plastics, nanoparticles and/or antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs)), but also the concentration of sources in urban environments that require multidisciplinary and new study techniques. Well-known and new contaminants need to be studied from different perspectives, including targeted basic research on contaminant transport of different compounds and at different scales (from the laboratory to the field); the development of monitoring systems and indicators for new contaminants; the parameters governing pollutant (and multipollutant) transport in soil and aquifer systems; the input of different scientific disciplines and tools to understand pollutant behavior; quantifying transport processes; data acquisition; numerical simulations of pollutant transport; and the analysis of the uncertainty of model results. Case studies focusing on these issues are also welcome.
Dr. Lucila Candela
Dr. Iñaki Vadillo
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- contaminants including emerging
- fate of contaminants
- field and laboratory experiments
- emerging contaminants