RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater

Research output: Contribution to report/book/conference proceedingsIn-proceedings paper

Standard

RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater. / Leterme, Bertrand; Geukens, Lana; Jacques, Diederik; Heyvaert, Vanessa M.A.; Huysmans, Marijke; Neyens, Cas; Smolders, Erik; Springael, Dirk; van Wesemael, Bas; Walstra, Jan.

Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources: 15th International Conference | 20–24 May 2019 | Antwerp, Belgium. 2019. p. 54-61.

Research output: Contribution to report/book/conference proceedingsIn-proceedings paper

Harvard

Leterme, B, Geukens, L, Jacques, D, Heyvaert, VMA, Huysmans, M, Neyens, C, Smolders, E, Springael, D, van Wesemael, B & Walstra, J 2019, RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater. in Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources: 15th International Conference | 20–24 May 2019 | Antwerp, Belgium. pp. 54-61, Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources, Antwerp, Belgium, 2019-05-20.

APA

Leterme, B., Geukens, L., Jacques, D., Heyvaert, V. M. A., Huysmans, M., Neyens, C., ... Walstra, J. (2019). RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater. In Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources: 15th International Conference | 20–24 May 2019 | Antwerp, Belgium (pp. 54-61)

Vancouver

Leterme B, Geukens L, Jacques D, Heyvaert VMA, Huysmans M, Neyens C et al. RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater. In Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources: 15th International Conference | 20–24 May 2019 | Antwerp, Belgium. 2019. p. 54-61

Author

Leterme, Bertrand ; Geukens, Lana ; Jacques, Diederik ; Heyvaert, Vanessa M.A. ; Huysmans, Marijke ; Neyens, Cas ; Smolders, Erik ; Springael, Dirk ; van Wesemael, Bas ; Walstra, Jan. / RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater. Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources: 15th International Conference | 20–24 May 2019 | Antwerp, Belgium. 2019. pp. 54-61

Bibtex - Download

@inproceedings{85f1df835fca4545946e69d1531ff810,
title = "RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater",
abstract = "The RESPONSE project aims at improving the use of coupled reactive transport models to simulate the fate of inorganic and organic contaminants within environments, characterised by a fluctuating shallow groundwater table – inducing strong hydraulic, physico-chemical and redox gradients. Three case studies were selected based on the presence of inorganic and/or organic contamination. Two sites are cemeteries where groundwater pollution by herbicides (2,6-dichlorobenzamide (BAM) – a persistent metabolite of herbicide dichlobenil) was detected. Top soil and groundwater samples were collected and the BAM degradation and mineralization potential of soil microbiota is tested in the laboratory. It is hypothesized that BAM degradation is strongly affected by DOC quality (measured through specific UV absorbance) and quantity. RESPONSE will investigate whether predictions of dichlobenil and BAM migration in soils and groundwater can be improved by taking into account DOC quality/quantity.The third site is a former municipal landfill, where redox zonation and contamination by As is observed. This site is primarily used to study the level of hydrogeological and geochemical detail needed to predict the migration of pollutants in a satisfactory way. This hypothesis is tested by comparing predictions using site specific measured parameters (soil and subsoil hydraulic parameters, in-situ groundwater flow characterization, etc.) with predictions using parameters inferred from existing hydrological/ geochemical data available in data bases. Moreover, an integrated tool is developed to simulate water flow and reactive solute transport in the subsurface focusing on the water table interface. This is achieved by loosely coupling the existing HYDRUS, MODFLOW, MT3D-USGS and PHREEQC codes at the lowest level and adding functionalities for the transfer of solute concentrations. The HYDRUS package for MODFLOW (Seo et al., 2007) has been updated and PHREEQC functionalities are coupled to both the unsaturated zone (based on HPx software; Jacques et al., 2018) and the saturated zone.",
keywords = "reactive transport, MT3D, HYDRUS, PHREEQC, pesticides, 2,6-dichlorobenzamide, landfill",
author = "Bertrand Leterme and Lana Geukens and Diederik Jacques and Heyvaert, {Vanessa M.A.} and Marijke Huysmans and Cas Neyens and Erik Smolders and Dirk Springael and {van Wesemael}, Bas and Jan Walstra",
note = "Score=3",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "20",
language = "English",
pages = "54--61",
booktitle = "Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources",

}

RIS - Download

TY - GEN

T1 - RESPONSE project: Reactive transport of point source contamination in soils and groundwater

AU - Leterme, Bertrand

AU - Geukens, Lana

AU - Jacques, Diederik

AU - Heyvaert, Vanessa M.A.

AU - Huysmans, Marijke

AU - Neyens, Cas

AU - Smolders, Erik

AU - Springael, Dirk

AU - van Wesemael, Bas

AU - Walstra, Jan

N1 - Score=3

PY - 2019/5/20

Y1 - 2019/5/20

N2 - The RESPONSE project aims at improving the use of coupled reactive transport models to simulate the fate of inorganic and organic contaminants within environments, characterised by a fluctuating shallow groundwater table – inducing strong hydraulic, physico-chemical and redox gradients. Three case studies were selected based on the presence of inorganic and/or organic contamination. Two sites are cemeteries where groundwater pollution by herbicides (2,6-dichlorobenzamide (BAM) – a persistent metabolite of herbicide dichlobenil) was detected. Top soil and groundwater samples were collected and the BAM degradation and mineralization potential of soil microbiota is tested in the laboratory. It is hypothesized that BAM degradation is strongly affected by DOC quality (measured through specific UV absorbance) and quantity. RESPONSE will investigate whether predictions of dichlobenil and BAM migration in soils and groundwater can be improved by taking into account DOC quality/quantity.The third site is a former municipal landfill, where redox zonation and contamination by As is observed. This site is primarily used to study the level of hydrogeological and geochemical detail needed to predict the migration of pollutants in a satisfactory way. This hypothesis is tested by comparing predictions using site specific measured parameters (soil and subsoil hydraulic parameters, in-situ groundwater flow characterization, etc.) with predictions using parameters inferred from existing hydrological/ geochemical data available in data bases. Moreover, an integrated tool is developed to simulate water flow and reactive solute transport in the subsurface focusing on the water table interface. This is achieved by loosely coupling the existing HYDRUS, MODFLOW, MT3D-USGS and PHREEQC codes at the lowest level and adding functionalities for the transfer of solute concentrations. The HYDRUS package for MODFLOW (Seo et al., 2007) has been updated and PHREEQC functionalities are coupled to both the unsaturated zone (based on HPx software; Jacques et al., 2018) and the saturated zone.

AB - The RESPONSE project aims at improving the use of coupled reactive transport models to simulate the fate of inorganic and organic contaminants within environments, characterised by a fluctuating shallow groundwater table – inducing strong hydraulic, physico-chemical and redox gradients. Three case studies were selected based on the presence of inorganic and/or organic contamination. Two sites are cemeteries where groundwater pollution by herbicides (2,6-dichlorobenzamide (BAM) – a persistent metabolite of herbicide dichlobenil) was detected. Top soil and groundwater samples were collected and the BAM degradation and mineralization potential of soil microbiota is tested in the laboratory. It is hypothesized that BAM degradation is strongly affected by DOC quality (measured through specific UV absorbance) and quantity. RESPONSE will investigate whether predictions of dichlobenil and BAM migration in soils and groundwater can be improved by taking into account DOC quality/quantity.The third site is a former municipal landfill, where redox zonation and contamination by As is observed. This site is primarily used to study the level of hydrogeological and geochemical detail needed to predict the migration of pollutants in a satisfactory way. This hypothesis is tested by comparing predictions using site specific measured parameters (soil and subsoil hydraulic parameters, in-situ groundwater flow characterization, etc.) with predictions using parameters inferred from existing hydrological/ geochemical data available in data bases. Moreover, an integrated tool is developed to simulate water flow and reactive solute transport in the subsurface focusing on the water table interface. This is achieved by loosely coupling the existing HYDRUS, MODFLOW, MT3D-USGS and PHREEQC codes at the lowest level and adding functionalities for the transfer of solute concentrations. The HYDRUS package for MODFLOW (Seo et al., 2007) has been updated and PHREEQC functionalities are coupled to both the unsaturated zone (based on HPx software; Jacques et al., 2018) and the saturated zone.

KW - reactive transport

KW - MT3D

KW - HYDRUS

KW - PHREEQC

KW - pesticides

KW - 2,6-dichlorobenzamide

KW - landfill

UR - http://ecm.sckcen.be/OTCS/llisapi.dll/open/36849905

M3 - In-proceedings paper

SP - 54

EP - 61

BT - Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

ER -

ID: 5943092