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2023/2024

Reactive Transport in Soils

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
D41RTP_EN ZK 2P English
Garant předmětu:
Jaromír Dušek
Lecturer:
Jaromír Dušek
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Hydraulics and Hydrology
Synopsis:

The course focuses on processes affecting the transport of water-dissolved chemicals in natural porous systems. In addition to reactive substances, conceptualization of basic transport processes is considered for non-reactive (conservative) substances. The emphasis is put on mathematical description of water movement and transport of solutes in soils including transformation processes (initial and boundary conditions, governing equations, analytical and numerical solution, parameterization of transport coefficients). Attention is also be paid to the concept of breakthrough curve, parameterization of sorption and degradation processes, description of chemical transport using a two-region/two-site model, existing databases of transport parameters of organic compounds, and different approaches used to assess mobility of organic compounds in the vadose zone.

Requirements:

N/A

Syllabus of lectures:

Modeling of water flow through porous media.

Boundary conditions and balance of water.

Mechanisms of conservative transport. Governing equations.

Hydrodynamic dispersion.

Boundary conditions and balance of solute.

Analytical and numerical solutions.

Nonconservative transport.

Biogeochemical reactions. Sorption. Decay.

Breakthrough curve.

Transport parameters.

Mobility of pesticides.

Péclet number and particle tracking.

Two-region and two-site model.

Syllabus of tutorials:

N/A

Study Objective:

The course emphasizes the quantitative description of transport processes using mathematical approaches. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to use the knowledge gained to solve problems related to water flow and the transport of solutes through porous media.

Study materials:

Appelo C.A.J., Postma D.: Geochemistry, groundwater and pollution, 2nd ed., CRC Press, ISBN 04-1536-428-0, 2005.

Hillel D.: Environmental Soil Physics, Academic Press, ISBN 976-0-12-348525-0, 1998.

Bear, J., Verruijt, A.: Modelling groundwater flow and pollution, Kluwer, ISBN 1-55608-015-8, 1994.

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