A diffusive tracer-test method for investigating the influence of mass transfer processes on field-scale solute transport

Mark L. Brusseau, Q. Hu, N. T. Nelson, R. Brent 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-medicated 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 hypothsis 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)
Pages (from-to)251-264
Number of pages14
JournalACS Symposium Series
Volume725
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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