Evaluation of health risks for contaminated aquifers

  • Piver W
  • Jacobs T
  • Medina M
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Abstract

This review focuses on progress in the development of transport models for heterogeneous contaminated aquifers, the use of predicted contaminant concentrations in groundwater for risk assessment for heterogeneous human populations, and the evaluation of aquifer remediation technologies. Major limitations and areas for continuing research for all methods presented in this review are identified. Images: Figure 2.:

Author-supplied keywords

  • Contaminant transport
  • Heterogeneous subsurface
  • Inverse problem
  • Models of carcinogenesis
  • Physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models
  • Second moment method
  • Stochastic contaminant transport models

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Authors

  • Warren T. Piver

  • Timothy L. Jacobs

  • Miguel A. Medina

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