Soil Pollution due to Migration of Fines

  • Kartic C. Khilar
  • H. Scott Fogler
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 12)


Many toxic chemicals adhere to fine particles; consequently the migration of fines containing contaminants can spread through our environment. There are two primary mechanisms by which the pollution can spread and grow:
  1. 1.

    the mobilization of fine particles carrying contaminants sorbed on their surface and thereby facilitating the transport (McCarthy and Zachara, 1989), and

  2. 2.

    the migration of biocolloidal fines, such as bacteria and viruses, in soil (McDowel-Boyer et al., 1986; Gerba et al., 1975; Harvey et al., 1989; Scholl and Harvey 1992).



Fine Particle Solid Matrix Mass Balance Equation Subsurface Soil Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficient 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kartic C. Khilar
    • 1
  • H. Scott Fogler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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