Special Issue "Colloid and Pathogen Transport in Groundwater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020) | Viewed by 9865
Interests: fate and transport of nanoparticles and nanohybrids; environmental applications of nanohybrids; sources and biogeochemical cycling of phosphorus in watersheds; mathematical modelling
Interests: physico-chemical processes, colloid fate and transport, contaminant hydrology, pore-scale processes, pore network structure, inverse modeling, stochastic groundwater modeling
For the past three decades, suspended colloids (of which nanomaterials are a subset) and pathogens in subsurface environments have been linked to groundwater contamination. It is known that the persistence, dispersal, long-term transport, and the fate of colloids/pathogens are dependent on regional and local geology and hydrology, electrochemical properties of the colloid/pathogen and the soil, the chemistry of the groundwater, land use and management, and the distribution of potential sources of colloids/pathogens. All these factors considered together, in turn, make it exceptionally challenging to accurately predict colloid and pathogen transport in real groundwater systems. This Special Issue calls critical attention to studies that further our understanding of this multidimensional problem. Major areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) the characterization of the interactions of colloids/pathogens with surrounding environmental media; (2) the development of predictive tools based on the fundamental behavior of colloids/pathogens with environmental matrices to advance cost-effective solutions to colloid-related contamination problems; and (3) field and laboratory experimental observations, simulation approaches, and new theories that close the knowledge gap between theoretical findings and practical applications.
Dr. Verónica L. Morales
Dr. Lei Wu
Dr. Dengjun Wang
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- colloid and pathogen sources or removal processes
- interactions with subsurface interfaces
- interactions with emerging contaminants (e.g., PFAS and micro/nanoplastics)
- transport, deposition, and mobilization
- colloid-facilitated transport
- coupled effects from physical, chemical, and hydrodynamic factors
- survival, growth, death/inactivation, and degradation
- alternative model formulations
- upscaling: interface, pore, and continuum
- risk assessment and public health