Resolving the Impact of Biological Processes on DNAPL Transport in Unsaturated Porous Media through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Relaxation Time Measurements
Description: This research leads to a better understanding of how physical and biological properties of porous media influence water and dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) distribution under saturated and unsaturated conditions. This project exploits the capability of low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) proton relaxation decay-rate measurements for determining environmental properties affecting DNAPL solvent flow in the subsurface, including determining if DNAPL exist in water-wet or solvent-wet environments, the pore-size distribution of the soils containing DNAPLs, and the impact of biological processes on their transport mechanisms in porous media. Knowledge of the in-situ flow properties and pore distributions of organic contaminants are critical to understanding where and when these fluids will enter subsurface aquifers.
Date: June 1, 2004
Creator: Hertzog, Russel & Geesey, Gill G.
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