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Dispersion in Heterogeneous Geological Formations - Brian Berkowitz

Dispersion in Heterogeneous Geological Formations

By: Brian Berkowitz (Editor)

Hardcover Published: February 2001
ISBN: 9780792367796
Number Of Pages: 263

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In spite of many years of intensive study, our current abilities to quantify and predict contaminant migration in natural geological formations remain severely limited. The heterogeneity of these formations over a wide range of scales necessitates consideration of sophisticated transport theories. The evolution of such theories has escalated to the point that a review of the subject seems timely. While conceptual and mathematical developments were crucial to the introduction of these new approaches, there are now too many publications that contain theoretical abstractions without regard to real systems, or incremental improvements to existing theories which are known not to be applicable. This volume brings together articles representing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art approaches for characterization and quantification of contaminant dispersion in heterogeneous porous media. Audience: The contributions are intended to be as accessible as possible to a wide readership of academics and professionals with diverse backgrounds such as earth sciences, subsurface hydrology, petroleum engineering, and soil physics.

Dispersion in Heterogeneous Geological Formations: Preface (Transport in Porous Media - Special Issue)p. 1
On Perturbative Expansions to the Stochastic Flow Problemp. 3
Recursive Conditional Moment Equations for Advective Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Velocity Fieldsp. 37
The Relative Dispersion and Mixing of Passive Solutes in Transport in Geologic Mediap. 69
Comparison of Observations from a Laboratory Model with Stochastic Theory: Initial Analysis of Hydraulic and Tracer Experimentsp. 85
Large-Time Spatial Covariance of Concentration of Conservative Solute and Application to the Cape Cod Tracer Testp. 109
Macrodispersivity and Largescale Hydrogeologic Variabilityp. 133
Role of Molecular Diffusion in Contaminant Migration and Recovery in an Alluvial Aquifer Systemp. 155
Methods of Quantum Field Theory in the Physics of Subsurface Solute Transportp. 181
The Tracer Transit-Time Tail in Multipole Reservoir Flowsp. 199
Fractional Dispersion, Levy Motion, and the MADE Tracer Testsp. 211
The Role of Probabilistic Approaches to Transport Theory in Heterogeneous Mediap. 241
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ISBN: 9780792367796
ISBN-10: 0792367790
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64