Special Issue "Groundwater Contamination and Remediation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: groundwater; reactive transport; biogeochemistry; microbial transport; heterogeneity; multiscale modelling; pore scale modelling; river-groundwater interactions; computational earth science
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 elucidate 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
Manuscript Submission Information
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- reactive transport
- monitored natural attenuation
- water quality