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Detailing and developing important principles and methods in groundwater hydraulics and pollutant transport, this state-of-the-art book zeroes in on the essentials and provides the reader with only the most practical and applicable materials. Written by an internationally recognized expert on the transport of contaminants in groundwater, the coverage is thorough and rigorous enough to meet the needs of more advanced engineering and natural science users, and integrates a generous amount of worked out examples and problems for solution, along with providing the latest tools for computation.
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- Comprehensive, rigorous and highly accessible coverage—Offers well-structured and insightful discussions on groundwater flow, well hydraulics, field methods for parameter estimation, hydrologic relationships between surface water and groundwater hydrology, mass transport of contaminants by advection, diffusion and dispersion, and special problems posed by nonaqueous phase liquids (oils).
- Enlightens and educates the reader on a wide range of practical interest areas involving today's engineers and scientists.
- A sound foundation of introductory material to build upon—i.e., introduces Darcy's law in a discussion based on fluid mechanics, then carefully connects all developments to basic principles (Ch. 2); relates multiphase partitioning relationships to simple phase relationships that students learned about in their introductory environmental engineering courses (Ch. 5).
- Provides users with a solid base of fundamentals in all areas without becoming too abstract—giving the tools and intellectual confidence to progress to more difficult, related topics.
- Strong focus on applications.
- Empowers the reader with knowledge and methodologies that they will be able to use in real, day-to-day practices.
- A focus on significant and appropriate material—Limits coverage to the essential principles and applications of groundwater hydraulics and pollutant transport—developing a smaller amount of important subjects in more detail.
- Giving a targeted and well-balanced study of key topics, without repeating significant amounts of material that is commonly presented in other related areas.
- 66 worked examples and 178 problems integrated throughout.
- Gives ample opportunity to practice applying the concepts learned.
- Introduction of novel computational tools—Demonstrates the use of spreadsheets with; analysis of pumping test data (Ch. 3); evaluation of water balance from a rainfall event (Ch. 4); and evaluation of hydrocarbon distributions and free-product recovery systems.
- Shows unique and new spreadsheets that can be used to solve problems of practical interest; spreadsheet examples can be downloaded from the Internet.
- An examination of standard software being used in the industry today—Discusses the USGS MODFLOW model (Ch. 2), and examines the USGS MOC3D model for solute transport (Ch. 8).
- Exposes the user to software programs they will use in practice; and models can be downloaded from the Internet.
For upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Groundwater Hydraulics and Groundwater Pollutant Transport and in Civil Engineering.
Detailing and developing important principles and methods in groundwater hydraulics and pollutant transport, this state-of-the-art study zeroes in on the essentials and provides students with only the most practical and applicable materials. Written by an internationally recognized expert on the transport of contaminants in groundwater, the coverage is thorough and rigorous enough to meet the needs of more advanced engineering and natural science students, integrates a generous amount of worked out examples and problems for solution, and provides the latest tools for computation.
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