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Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology 2E

Hydrogeology is the study of the laws governing the movement of subterranean water and its interaction with other components of the hydrological cycle, the mechanical, chemical, and thermal interaction of this water with the porous solid, and the transport of energy, mass, and particulate matter by the flow. This book shows readers how to apply hydrogeology principles to a host of problems related to water supply, contamination, and energy resources. It discusses hydraulic testing, modeling of contaminant transport, process and parameter determination, and remediation. It also addresses porosity, permeability, and flow for continental environments, marine environments, and the borders between them.

Updated coverage in areas that have progressed significantly, including multiphase flow, chemical topics, and new remedial technologies.
-- Additional chapters covering development of groundwater resources, groundwater in the Earth's crust, solute and particle transport, and principles of aqueous geochemistry.
-- New coverage of contaminant hydrogeology.

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Table of Contents

The Origin of Porosity and Permeability. Ground-Water Movement. Main Equations of Flow, Boundary Conditions, and Flow Nets. Ground Water in the Basin Hydrologic Cycle. Hydraulic Testing: Models, Methods, and Applications. Ground Water as a Resource. Stress, Strain, and Pore Fluids. Heat Transport in Ground-Water Flow. Solute Transport. Principles of Aqueous Geochemistry. Chemical Reactions. Colloids and Microorganisms. The Equations of Mass Transport. Mass Transport in Natural Ground-Water Systems. Mass Transport in Ground-Water Flow: Geologic Systems. Introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology. Modeling the Transport of Dissolved Contaminants. Multiphase Fluid Systems. Remediation: Overview and Removal Options. In Situ Destruction and Risk Assessment. Answers to Problems. Appendices. References. Index.

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