Contaminant Transport Investigations

Contaminant transport investigations are best conducted through the use of fate and transport models. Such models simulate the movement and chemical alteration of contaminants in the subsurface. Our wide experience in model calibration enables construction of highly accurate integrated ground and surface water models. These models are used to simulate:

  • Movement of contaminants by advection and diffusion
  • Spread and dilution of contaminants by dispersion
  • Removal or release of contaminants by sorption or desorption
  • Chemical alteration of the contaminant by chemical reactions which may be controlled by biological processes or physical chemical reactions