Contaminant Hydrogeology:  by C. W. Fetter, Thomas  Boving, David  Kreamer
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Contaminant Hydrogeology
Third Edition
Tremendous progress has been made in the field of remediation technologies since the second edition of Contaminant Hydrogeology was published two decades ago, and its content is more important than ever. Recognizing the extensive advancement and research taking place around the world, the authors have embraced and worked from a larger global perspective. Boving and Kreamer incorporate environmental innovation in studying and treating groundwater/soil contamination and the transport of those contaminants while building on Fetter's original foundational work.

Thoroughly updated, expanded, and reorganized, the new edition presents a wealth of new material, including new discussions of emerging and potential contaminant sources and their characteristics like deep well injection, fracking fluids, and in situ leach mining. New sections cover BET and Polanyi adsorption potential theory, vapor transport theory, the introduction of the Capillary and Bond Numbers, the partitioning interwell tracer testing technique for investigating NAPL sites, aerial photographic interpretation, geophysics, immunological surveys, high resolution vertical sampling, flexible liner systems, groundwater tracers, and much more.

Contaminant Hydrogeology is intended as a textbook in upper level courses in mass transport and contaminant hydrogeology, and remains a valuable resource for professionals in both the public and private sectors.
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"This text is especially useful to graduate and undergraduate students who are taking classes in soil or groundwater contamination. The textbook thoroughly covers all aspects of groundwater contamination in a precise and understandable manner. Topics presented are explained well and are, therefore, also appropriate for those with no prior knowledge of the subject." — Environmental Earth Sciences

"This new and vastly expanded edition balances coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline. Well-written, it meets the needs of students, instructors, and practicing hydrogeologists and environmental engineers." —Vitaly Zlotnik, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
Groundwater as a Resource / Types of Groundwater Contaminants / Drinking-Water Standards / Risk and Drinking Water / Sources of Groundwater Contamination / Relative Ranking of Groundwater-Contamination Sources and Substances / Groundwater Contamination as a Long-Term Problem / Review of Mathematics and the Flow Equation

2. Mass Transport in Saturated Media
Introduction / Transport by Concentration Gradients / Transport by Advection / Mechanical Dispersion / Hydrodynamic Dispersion / Derivation of the Advection-Dispersion Equation for Solute Transport / Diffusion versus Dispersion / Moment Analysis / Analytical Solutions of the Advection-Dispersion Equation / Effects of Transverse Dispersion / Tests to Determine Dispersivity Values / Scale Effect of Dispersion / Stochastic Models of Solute Transport / Regression Analysis of Relationship between Apparent Longitudinal Dispersivity and Field Scale / Deterministic Models of Solute Transport / Transport in Fractured Media / Summary

3. Transformation, Retardation, and Attenuation of Solutes
Introduction / Classification of Chemical Reactions / Sorption Processes / Equilibrium Surface Reactions / Nonequilibrium (Kinetic) Sorption Models / Sorption of Hydrophobic (Organic) Compounds / Homogeneous Reactions / Radioactive Decay / Biodegradation / Colloidal Transport / Summary

4. Flow and Mass Transport in the Vadose Zone
Introduction / Soils as a Porous Medium / Soil Colloids / The Electrostatic Double Layer / Salinity Effects on Hydraulic Conductivity of Soils / Flow of Water in the Unsaturated Zone / Liquid Mass Transport in the Unsaturated Zone / Equilibrium Models of Mass Transport / Nonequilibrium Models of Mass Transport / Anion Exclusion / Preferential Flowpaths in the Vadose Zone / Vapor Phase Transport / Summary

5. Multiphase Flow
Introduction / Basic Concepts / Migration of Light Nonaqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPLs) / Capillary and Bond Numbers / Partitioning Interwell Tracer Tests / Volitilization of NAPLs / Vapor Density / Measurement of the Thickness of a Floating Product / Effect of the Rise and Fall of the Water Table on the Distribution of LNAPLs / Migration of Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs) / Monitoring for LNAPLs and DNAPLs / Summary

6. Inorganic Chemicals in Groundwater
Introduction / Units of Measurement and Concentration / Chemical Equilibrium and the Law of Mass Action / Oxidation-Reduction Reactions / Relationship between pH and Eh / Metal Complexes and Facilitated Particle Transport / Chemistry of Nonmetallic Inorganic Contaminants / Chemistry of Metals / Radioactive Isotopes / Geochemical Zonation / Summary

7. Organic Compounds in Groundwater
Introduction / Physical Properties of Organic Compounds / Organic Structure and Nomenclature / Petroleum and Coal Tar / Functional Groups / Degradation of Organic Compounds / Field Studies of Biological Degradation of Organic Molecules / Analysis of Organic Compounds in Groundwater / Fingerprinting Petroleum Distillates and Coal Tar / Summary

8. Site Characterization—Groundwater and Soil Monitoring
Introduction / Noninvasive Measures / Minimally Invasive Soil Monitoring / Invasive Methods - Monitoring Well Design / Installation of Monitoring Wells / Well Sampling / Other Site Characterization Methods and Groundwater Contamination Forensics / Summary

9. Site Remediation
Introduction / Source-Control Measures / Pump-and-Treat Systems / Treatment of Extracted Groundwater / Recovery of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids / Removal of Leaking Underground Storage Tanks / Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) / Air Sparging and Bioslurping / Combination Methods / Bioremediation / Conceptual Site Models / Permeable Reactive Barriers / Chemically-Enhanced In Situ Flushing / In Situ Thermal Treatment (ISTT) / In SituChemical Oxidation (ISCO) / Phytoremediation / Summary

Appendix A: Error Function Values
Appendix B: Bessel Functions
Appendix C: W(tD,B) Values
Appendix D: Exponential Integral
Appendix E: Unit Abbreviations