Estimating the transport and fate of chemicals released into the environment is an
interesting and challenging task. The global environment is large on the chemical
transport and fate scale. This text applies the mathematics of diffusion, turbulent
diffusion, and dispersion to the atmosphere, lakes, rivers, groundwater, and oceans, as
well as transport between these media. The book follows a new educational paradigm
of textbooks, in that it is based on examples and case studies.
(BQ) Part 1 book "The finite element method" has contents: Introduction and the equations of fluid dynamics; convection dominated problems - finite element appriximations to the convection-diffusion equation; a general algorithm for compressible and incompressible flows - the characteristic-based split (CBS) algorithm; incompressible laminar flow - newtonian and non-newtonian fluids; free surfaces, buoyancy and turbulent incompressible flows.
After its emission or secondary formation, the length of time airborne matter will remain suspended in the
air will depend upon its density, shape and size and meteorological conditions. Suspended particles are
deposited by dry deposition, either by sedimentation and gravitational settling or impaction due to
atmospheric turbulence and diffusion. This latter process is characteristic of particles which undergo
Brownian movement and sizes below 0.1µm.