Transport and Reactions of Pollutants

  • Vassilis Gekas
  • Ioanna Paraskaki
Part of the Integrating Safety and Environmental Knowledge Into Food Studies towards European Sustainable Development book series (ISEKI-Food, volume 4)

The aim of this chapter is to provide the food scientist and engineer with tools for understanding the principles of transport and reaction of pollutants and their fate after being released or deposited into the environment. Furthermore, on the grounds of this understanding of basic principles, the food scientist and engineer will possess the ability to model these processes. Mathematical modeling nowadays is facilitated through the use of appropriate computer software programs. There are, generally speaking, a large number of programs available for such modeling and especially for the prediction of the fate of pollutants. When working with these programs it is advisable to understand the principles behind the program rather than treating it as a black box

This chapter will focus on one of the aspects (phases) of the environment or soil and aquifers such as underground water deposits. Although some comments will be given with a global application, the scope of the present chapter is clearly defined and limited to the abovementioned environmental aspects


Hydraulic Conductivity Unsaturated Zone Landfill Leachate Food Scientist Tetraethyl Lead 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vassilis Gekas
    • 1
  • Ioanna Paraskaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental EngineeringTechnical University of Crete, PolytechnioupolisChaniaGreece

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