WIT Press


A Novel Approach For Modeling Heavy Metal Sorption To Heterogeneous Media Under Batch And Column Settings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990431

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

883 kb

Author(s)

Chandragupta Ganguly, J. Van Benschoten & A.J. Rabideau

Abstract

Accurate simulation of the transport of metals and other inorganic contaminants requires modeling spatial variations in pH and soil chemistry in heterogeneous systems. A semi-empirical model has been developed to simulate metal binding to heterogeneous sorbents. The purpose of this paper it to describe the conceptual basis of the model, its mathematical formulation, and application to environmental settings. Rather than describing the underlying heterogeneity, the Simple Metal Sorption (SiMS) model describes macroscopic sorption characteristics. In the SiMS model, proton and metal binding to heterogeneous surfaces are conc

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