Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

European Physical Journal highlights the work of Hunt, Ghanbarian, and colleagues

ES Ph.D. Program faculty member Allen Hunt along with ES Ph.D. student Behzad Ghanbarian and colleagues had their work highlighted in the European Physical Journal. Wright State’s Tom Skinner is also a co-author. The journal highlights work published by the group in the colloquium paper, “Dispersion of solutes in porous media”. 2011, DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2011-10805-y.

From the journal: “...Hunt and co-workers test a new theory of solute transport in porous media by comparison with experiment. The predictions of their theory in the absence of diffusion are verified by comparing 2200 experiments over length scales from a few microns to 100km. The comparison focuses on the dispersivity. The agreement between their theory and the experiments requires rethinking the relevance of diffusion and multi-scale heterogeneity. It would also signal the inappropriateness of the classical advection-dispersion equation or any of its derivatives to model solute transport.”

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Congratulations to Allen, Behzad and their colleagues!