Pollutants in Porous Media

The Unsaturated Zone Between Soil Surface and Groundwater

  • B. Yaron
  • G. Dagan
  • J. Goldshmid
Conference proceedings

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Modeling of Pollutants Transport

  3. Behavior of Inorganic Chemicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. B. Yaron
      Pages 50-51
    3. P. F. Pratt, W. A. Jury
      Pages 52-67
    4. G. Jacks, G. Knutsson, L. Maxe, A. Fylkner
      Pages 94-114
  4. Behavior of Organic Compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. B. Yaron
      Pages 124-125
    3. S. Saltzman, U. Mingelgrin
      Pages 153-161
    4. B. Yaron, A. J. Vinten, P. Fine, L. Metzger, U. Mingelgrin
      Pages 162-181
  5. Biological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. J. Goldshmid
      Pages 184-184
    3. J. M. Lynch
      Pages 185-194
  6. Unsaturated Zone and Groundwater: Pollution Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. J. Goldshmid
      Pages 208-210
    3. J. Letey, P. F. Pratt
      Pages 211-222
    4. D. Ronen, Y. Kanfi, M. Magaritz
      Pages 223-236
  7. Unsaturated Zone and Groundwater: Pollution Control

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About these proceedings


The unsaturated zone is the medium through which pollutants move from the soil surface to groundwater. Polluting substances are subjected to complex physical, chemical and biological transformations while moving through the unsaturated zone and their displacement depends on the transport properties of the water-air­ porous medium system. Pollution caused by human activities, agriculture, and industry, has brought about a growing interest in the role of the unsaturated zone in groundwater pollution. Due to the complexity and the multidisciplinary nature of the subject, it is being investigated by specialists from various scientific disciplines, such as soil physicists, chemists, biologists, and environmental engineers. This state of affairs has motivated the initiative taken by the Water Quality Commissions of IUPAC (the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and IAHS (the International Association of Hydrological Sciences) to convene an international workshop, which was organized and hosted by the Institute of Soils and Water of the Agricultural Research Organization in Bet­ Dagan, Israel in March 1983. The lecturers at the workshop were an invited group of specialists who are engaged in studying the many facets of the unsaturated zone, and the present book is a selection of their presentations. Each chapter of the book relates to a different aspect of the unsaturated zone.


Boden Kontamination Pollutants environment transport

Editors and affiliations

  • B. Yaron
    • 1
  • G. Dagan
    • 2
  • J. Goldshmid
    • 3
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani CenterInstitute of Soils and WaterBet-DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Tel-AvivTel-AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Environmental Engineering and Design CorporationTel-AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69587-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69585-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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