A Diffusive Tracer-Test Method for Investigating the Influence of Mass Transfer Processes on Field-Scale Solute Transport

M. L. Brusseau, Q. Hu, N. T. Nelson, R. B. Cain

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Abstract

The purpose of this work is to illustrate the utility of the diffusive tracer-test method for investigating the influence of diffusion-mediated processes on solute transport at the field scale. The diffusive tracer test involves the use of a suite of tracers of various sizes (i.e., diffusivities), and is based on the hypothesis that diffusion-mediated processes will generally be sensitive to the aqueous diffusivity of the solute. Hence, the transport of tracers with different diffusivities should be different when diffusion-mediated processes are important. The method was successfully applied to a field site representative of alluvial aquifer systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovative subsurface remediation
Subtitle of host publicationfield testing of physical, chemical and characterization technologies. ACS symposium series 725.
EditorsM.L. Brusseau, D.A. Sabatini, J.S. Gierke, M.D. Annable
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages251-264
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0841235961
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Brusseau, M. L., Hu, Q., Nelson, N. T., & Cain, R. B. (1999). A Diffusive Tracer-Test Method for Investigating the Influence of Mass Transfer Processes on Field-Scale Solute Transport. In M. L. Brusseau, D. A. Sabatini, J. S. Gierke, & M. D. Annable (Eds.), Innovative subsurface remediation: field testing of physical, chemical and characterization technologies. ACS symposium series 725. (pp. 251-264). American Chemical Society.