For Immediate Release
Addressing Water and Energy Challenges with Reactive Transport Modeling
Contact: Kathryn Ryan
Reactive transport models are powerful tools for environmental engineering and science professionals to address water and energy resource management. They are able to inform engineering design and policy making for sustainable use of Earth’s critical zones and subsurface environment, as described in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Engineering Science. Click here to read the article now.
“Reactive transport models (RTMs) started out with a handshake between traditional groundwater modeling and geochemical modeling, and embody the coupling of groundwater flow and solute transport equations with the laws of mass action and kinetic rate equations to predict the production, fate, and transport of reactive species,” state Hang Deng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler and Elanor Heil, Colorado School of Mines, and Catherine Peters, Princeton University and Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Engineering Science.
The authors provide an overview of the articles presented in this special issue of Environmental Engineering Science on “Addressing Society’s Water and Energy Challenges with Reactive Transport Modeling.” They offer a look at the top three application areas of RTM that are of particular interest to the environmental engineering and science community over the past three decades: groundwater contamination and remediation; mine waste pollution management; and subsurface systems such as nuclear waste disposal and geologic carbon disposal. They also examine emerging RTM applications, including sustainable recovery of rare earth elements, advanced membrane technologies, groundwater banking for water management and drought mitigation, and negative emission technologies for climate change mitigation.
About the Journal
Environmental Engineering Science, the official journal of the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors, is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published monthly online with open access options. Publishing state-of-the-art studies of innovative solutions to problems in air, water, and land contamination and waste disposal, the Journal features applications of environmental engineering and scientific discoveries, policy issues, environmental economics, and sustainable development including climate change, complex and adaptive systems, contaminant fate and transport, environmental risk assessment and management, green technologies, industrial ecology, environmental policy, and energy and the environment. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Environmental Engineering Science website.
About the Association
The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) comprises faculty members in academic programs throughout the world who provide education in the sciences and technologies of environmental protection. The mission of AEESP is to assist its members in the development and dissemination of knowledge in environmental engineering and science. AEESP seeks to strengthen and advance the discipline of environmental science and engineering by providing leadership, promoting cooperation amongst academics and others within and outside the discipline, and serving as a liaison between its membership and other professional societies, governmental agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research. A complete list of the firm’s 90 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.