Source Screening Module for Contaminant Transport Analysis Through Vadose and Saturated Zones
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2012
© 2012, The Author(s). Ground Water © 2012, National Ground Water Association
Volume 50, Issue 6, pages 954–958, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Bedekar, V., Neville, C. and Tonkin, M. (2012), Source Screening Module for Contaminant Transport Analysis Through Vadose and Saturated Zones. Groundwater, 50: 954–958. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00954.x
- Issue published online: 6 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2012
- Received July 2011, accepted May 2012.
At complex sites there may be many potential sources of contaminants within the vadose zone. Screening-level analyses are useful to identify which potential source areas should be the focus of detailed investigation and analysis. A source screening module (SSM) has been developed to support preliminary evaluation of the threat posed by vadose zone waste sites on groundwater quality. This tool implements analytical solutions to simulate contaminant transport through the unsaturated and saturated zones to predict time-varying concentrations at potential groundwater receptors. The SSM integrates several transport processes in a single simulation that is implemented within a user-friendly, Microsoft Excel™ - based interface.