Fate and transport of Contaminants in the subsurface

Course Information:

Course ID:A-103
Type of Course:Required

Instructor: Professor C. V. Chrysikopoulos

Recommended Reading:

  • Constantinos V. Chrysikopoulos, Fate and transport of Contaminants in the subsurface, Course notes, Technical University of Crete


  • Registration required

Course objectives:

The course presents the basic concepts of groundwater flow and contaminant transport in the subsurface. Analytical techniques for the solution of various mathematical models describing contaminant transport in porous media. Emphasis is placed on the adsorption of contaminants on solid matrix of various types of porous media, and to multiple applications of the DLVO theory.


  • Water and water resources
  • Groundwater flow
  • Basic concepts in mass transfer
  • Adsorption
  • DLVO Theory
  • Mathematical analysis
  • Unsaturated porous media

Work Load:

  • Homework exercises
  • Term paper - Project

Assessment method:

  • Homework exercises (40%)
  • Term paper - project (30%)
  • Oral presentation of the term paper (30%)

Last modification:31-01-2019