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105 Microbial Transport in the Subsurface

Part 9. Ecological and Hydrological Interactions

  1. Timothy R Ginn1,
  2. Terri Camesano2,
  3. Timothy D Scheibe3,
  4. Kirk E Nelson1,
  5. T Prabhakar Clement4,
  6. Brian D Wood5

Published Online: 15 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa111

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

How to Cite

Ginn, T. R., Camesano, T., Scheibe, T. D., Nelson, K. E., Clement, T. P. and Wood, B. D. 2006. Microbial Transport in the Subsurface. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 9:105.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Davis, CA, US

  2. 2

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering, Worcester, MA, US

  3. 3

    Environmental Technology Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, US

  4. 4

    Auburn University, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn, AL, US

  5. 5

    Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, US

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2006


We review the processes involved in the transport of bacteria in the saturated subsurface. Our goal is to communicate priority topics in the basic science of bacterial transport processes, and this leads to a focus on the nanometer to micron scales of observation. The scope of this review is the set of physical, chemical, and biological processes involved in the transport of individual cells, and the constitutive theory underlying conceptual depiction of these processes.


  • bacterial transport;
  • bioremediation;
  • colloid filtration