Cross boundary transport of contaminant in groundwater, vadose zone, and atmosphere

Session ID#: 23883

Session Description:
Contaminants in soil vadose zone migrate to groundwater via infiltration, advection, and diffusion, posing a risk to drinking water resources. Contaminated groundwater migrates horizontally to uncontaminated area, and subsequently migrate to the vadose zone and atmosphere, posing a health risk to utility workers and residents. Organic contaminants in atmosphere would also migrate in the vadose zone and into groundwater. The above contaminant transport mechanisms, all involving transport across media boundary, are important in better understanding the fate and transport of these toxic compounds, in better assessing the associated health and environmental risks, as well as in designing more robust pollution control and sustainable remediation strategies. This session aims to bring together researchers who study the cross boundary transport of organic pollutants, from all pertaining areas, including but not limited to vapor intrusion, groundwater pollution control, atmospheric science, to share scientific knowledge, methods, and insights on future study directions.
Primary Convener:  Deyi Hou, Tsinghua University, School of Environment, Beijing, China
Convener:  Jian Luo, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Juxiu Tong, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), School of Water Resources and Environment, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China
Lassi Warsta, Gain Oy, Helsinki, Finland and Tuomo Karvonen, WaterHope, Helsinki, Finland
Janelle Gherasim1, Steven H Emerman1 and Victor Sanjinez2, (1)Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, United States, (2)Utah Valley University, Earth Science, Orem, United States

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