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Project: Study of the spread of organics in aquifers by field- and laboratory experiments.

project duration
01-OCT-98 – 31-JAN-00
abstract
Processes determining the spread of organics (pesticides) in the saturated zone of vulnerable aquifers are gaining more attention since water-supply might be threatened. Aquifer environment differs completely from soil environment and special methodology is necessary to study sorption, degradation and transport processes. During this project research will be concentrated on the following topics : detection of pesticides in groundwaters with RP-HPLC, determination of aspects of the spread such as preferential transport by sorption on organic matter, transmission of transport parameters determined on laboratory scale to the field scale and mathematical modelling.