Dispersion in Heterogeneous Geological Formations

Front Cover
Brian Berkowitz
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 2001 - Mathematics - 263 pages
0 Reviews
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Preface Transport in Porous Media Special Issue
1
On Perturbative Expansions to the Stochastic Flow Problem
3
Recursive Conditional Moment Equations for Advective Transport in Randomly Heterogeneous Velocity Fields
37
The Relative Dispersion and Mixing of Passive Solutes in Transport in Geologic Media
69
Initial Analysis of Hydraulic and Tracer Experiments
85
LargeTime Spatial Covariance of Concentration of Conservative Solute and Application to the Cape Cod Tracer Test
109
Macrodispersivity and Largescale Hydrogeologic Variability
133
Role of Molecular Diffusion in Contaminant Migration and Recovery in an Alluvial Aquifer System
155
Methods of Quantum Field Theory in the Physics of Subsurface Solute Transport
181
The Tracer TransitTime Tail in Multipole Reservoir Flows
199
Fractional Dispersion Levy Motion and the MADE Tracer Tests
211
The Role of Probabilistic Approaches to Transport Theory in Heterogeneous Media
241
Copyright

Common terms and phrases