Selected Research Findings: Contaminant Partitioning

  • Brian Berkowitz
  • Ishai Dror
  • Bruno Yaron


In the previous chapters of Part III, we discussed various aspects that affect the partitioning of contaminants of anthropogenic origin among the liquid, solid, and gaseous phases in saturated and partially saturated porous media. The partitioning process controls the fate of contaminants in the subsurface, defining their redistribution and transformation. This chapter presents selected research findings that illustrate various aspects of contaminant partitioning in the subsurface. We stress that, although many examples are included here, this chapter does not cover the entire spectrum of contaminant partitioning phenomena that occur in the subsurface.


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  1. 1.Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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