A Conceptual Framework for Ground-Water Solute-Transport Studies with Emphasis on Physical Mechanisms of Solute Movement

U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4191

by Thomas E. Reilly, O. Lehn Franke, Herbert T. Buxton, and Gordon D. Bennett

Table of Contents



Purpose and scope

General references

Problem formulation

Framework for the study of solute-transport problems


Initial stages of the investigation

Hydraulic analysis of the ground-water flow system

Solute distribution in three-dimensional space and time

Physical mechanisms of solute transport

Chemical and microbiological controls on solute transport

Synthesis of physical and chemical analyses

Role of simulation

Summary and conclusions

References cited





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