WIT Press


Study Of Micropollutant Transfer Through A Saturated Porous Media With A Term Of Biodegradation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970291

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

996 kb

Author(s)

V.A.E. Guerin & M.A. Bues

Abstract

Our aim is to develop and test a vertical, one-dimensional mathematical model for the transport of an organomercurial micropollutant (phenyl mercuric acetate or PMA) through a saturated homogeneous porous media, taking into account the potential for a biological decontamination of contaminated aquifers. The presence of heavy metals in the environment has already received a great deal of attention due to their highly toxic nature and translation through the food chain. The roles of a number of different bacteria in the transformation of mercuric compounds have already been documented (Summers [1]). 1 Introduction As full models of pollutant transport are difficult to test empirically, due to their dependence on a large number of parameters describing solid, liquid and bacterial phases, it is t

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