GEOL 751: Physical and Transport Hydrogeology (4)

A study of fluid flow in the subsurface including transport of constituents with the fluid. Physical transport will consider (1) the origin of basic parameters such as porosity and hydraulic conductivity, and their relationship to typical geologic materials, (2) basic equations of flow, such as Darcy's Law and the conservation equation, and (3) application of these concepts. Applications considered may include hydraulic testing, modeling, and regional flow systems. Chemical transport will consider the processes of solute and contaminant mass movement in porous and fractured media by advection and diffusion. The effects of attenuating mechanisms such as partitioning, chemical and biological transformations will also be discussed. The mathematical expression of these processes will be developed and applied using computer models. (Same as CE 754.) Prerequisite: Differential Equations and Introductory Hydrogeology or Fluid Mechanics or consent of instructor. LEC
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