A field study of non-reactive transport behavior and evaluation of diffusion mediated processes

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Title:
A field study of non-reactive transport behavior and evaluation of diffusion mediated processes
Author:
Wolf, Leah Michelle.
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Two multi well, forced-gradient, tracer tests were performed at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Virginia Beach, Virginia as part of a field groundwater remediation demonstration. Breakthrough of bromide, deuterium and fluorescein was monitored at three extraction wells. A multi-tracer technique can elucidate upon the effects of diffusion and dispersion at the field-scale. Solute transport behavior was evaluated using breakthrough curves from extraction wells E2, E3, and E6 as well as with finite-difference flow and transport models. For the pre and post tracer tests, the magnitude of the dispersion and dispersivity coefficients were different for deuterium, bromide, and fluorescein. This indicates that diffusive mass transfer may influence the tracers, possibly as a result of diffusion between the sandy and more silty clay units at the site. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of using a multi-tracer test method to examine the processes that affect solute transport such as diffusion-mediated mass transfer processes.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater flow.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Brusseau, Mark L

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA field study of non-reactive transport behavior and evaluation of diffusion mediated processesen_US
dc.creatorWolf, Leah Michelle.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Leah Michelle.en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo multi well, forced-gradient, tracer tests were performed at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Virginia Beach, Virginia as part of a field groundwater remediation demonstration. Breakthrough of bromide, deuterium and fluorescein was monitored at three extraction wells. A multi-tracer technique can elucidate upon the effects of diffusion and dispersion at the field-scale. Solute transport behavior was evaluated using breakthrough curves from extraction wells E2, E3, and E6 as well as with finite-difference flow and transport models. For the pre and post tracer tests, the magnitude of the dispersion and dispersivity coefficients were different for deuterium, bromide, and fluorescein. This indicates that diffusive mass transfer may influence the tracers, possibly as a result of diffusion between the sandy and more silty clay units at the site. These results demonstrate the effectiveness of using a multi-tracer test method to examine the processes that affect solute transport such as diffusion-mediated mass transfer processes.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBrusseau, Mark Len_US
dc.identifier.oclc228306885en_US
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