Contaminant transport & fate refers to the physical, chemical, and biological processes that impact the movement of the contaminants from point A to point B and how these contaminants may be altered while they are transported. Groundwater contamination caused by petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) spills is a major environmental concern worldwide. However, infiltration into groundwater is decreasing due to the natural attenuation processes of PHCs in the vadose zone, which acts as a safeguard of invaluable groundwater resource against contamination. In this webinar we will discuss:
1. Fate and Transport of general contaminants
2. Properties of Fate and Transport
3. What are Hydrocarbons?
4. Sources of Hydrocarbon Contamination
5. Why do we care?
6. Bringing it together: How Fate and Transport relates to hydrocarbons in the subsurface