Summer School n°3: Speciation and reactive transport modelling

Note: all dates are subject to change.

Bring together the ESR’s and specialists in modelling from the collaborating institutions, as well as external experts to foster knowledge exchange and network enlargement.

Providing insights on advanced reactive transport models enabling to simulate the water flow and distribution of e.g. aqueous species/contaminants, organic and inorganic colloids in space and time.

Learning fundamentals of water-rock interaction processes, i.e. speciation/complexation, dissolution/precipitation, oxidation/reduction, as well as adsorption/desorption reactions. 

Transferable skills: Entrepreneurship: from Research to Business.


Day 1 am:
--> Lectures on general principles of thermodynamic speciation and sorption modelling;
--> introduction to some geochemical speciation tools:(GWB, PHREEQC, Hydrus 1D, HP1, PHAST, etc.)

Day 1 pm:
--> Communication of research results from ESRs 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 hands-on training on geochemical speciation modelling (principles and tools).

Day 2 am:
--> Lectures on an introduction to reactive transport models and latest developments (e.g. HPx, CRUNCHFLOW or MIN 3P);
--> mixed equilibrium/kinetic geochemical reactions and solute transport in 1D saturated porous media with an application to REE (RMa);
--> models supporting and environmental impact assessments, model transferability in time (long-time assessment scales) and space,

Day 2 pm:
--> Hands-on training on software codes (GWB, PHREEQC, Hydrus 1D, HP1, PHAST, etc.).

Day 3:
--> Hands-on training on environmental contamination and reactive transport modelling.

Day 4:
--> Presentation and discussion with AMPHOS21 about 1) the development of environmental policies in relation with sustainable development and 2) Entrepreneurship: from Research to Business.