Solute transport in soil

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Solute transport is of importance in view of the movement of nutrient elements, e.g. towards the plant root system, and because of a broad range of pollutants. Pollution is not necessarily man induced, but may be due to geological or geohydrological causes, e.g. in the cases of pollution with arsenic, and salt. For the polluting species, a distinction can be made between dissolved and immiscible, and between conservative and reactive. Dissolved pollutants (aqueous phase pollutants) will spread with the groundwater due to groundwater flow, diffusion and dispersion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental sciences: soil processes and current trends in quality assessment
EditorsM.C. Hernandez Soriano
Place of PublicationRijeka, Croatia
Number of pages54
ISBN (Print)9789535110293
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • soil chemistry
  • water flow
  • soil solution
  • models

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    van der Zee, S. E. A. T. M., & Leijnse, A. (2013). Solute transport in soil. In M. C. Hernandez Soriano (Ed.), Environmental sciences: soil processes and current trends in quality assessment (pp. 33-86). InTech.