Pollutants in Porous Media The Unsaturated Zone Between Soil Surface and Groundwater

The unsaturated zone is the medium through which pollutants move from the soil surface to groundwater. Polluting substances are subjected to complex physical, chemical and biological transformations while moving through the unsaturated zone and their displacement depends on the transport properties...

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Main Author: Yaron, B.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Dagan, G. (Editor), Goldshmid, J. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1984, 1984
Series:Ecological Studies, Analysis and Synthesis
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • A. Modeling of Pollutants Transport
  • Introductory Comments
  • 1. Tracing Parcels of Water and Solutes in Unsaturated Zones
  • 2. Solute Transport in Soil at Field Scale
  • 3. Migration of Organic Fluids Immiscible with Water in the Unsaturated Zone
  • B. Behavior of Inorganic Chemicals
  • Introductory Comments
  • 4. Pollution of the Unsaturated Zone with Nitrate
  • 5. Behavior of Phosphates in the Unsaturated Zone
  • 6. Unsaturated Zone Pollution by Heavy Metals
  • 7. Effect of Acid Rain on Soil and Groundwater in Sweden
  • 8. Heavy Metal Pollution of Natural Surface Soils Due to Long-Distance Atmospheric Transport
  • C. Behavior of Organic Compounds
  • Introductory Comments
  • 9. Chemical Nature and Reactivities of Soil Organic Polymers
  • 10. Behavior of Pesticides in the Unsaturated Zone. Adsorption and Transport Phenomena
  • 11. Nonbiological Degradation of Pesticides in the Unsaturated Zone
  • 12. The Effect of Solid Organic Components of Sewage on Some Properties of the Unsa