Applicability of the Transient Storage Model to the hyporheic exchange of metals

Mattia Zaramella, Andrea Marion*, Aaron I. Packman

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Stream-subsurface exchange results from a complex ensemble of transport mechanisms that require different modeling approaches. Field and laboratory experiments show that advective exchange through the underlying sediments is an important mechanism of solutes transport and storage in riverine systems. Here, Transient Storage Model parameters are obtained for reactive solute exchange driven by bedform-induced advection. Consideration of exchange induced by this single mechanism allows specific relationships between model parameters and system properties like solute reactivity to be identified. This work shows that when a simplified model like the Transient Storage Model is applied to analyze metal storage in river sediments, particular attention must be devoted to the choice of modeling parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Contaminant Hydrology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006


  • Hyporheic exchange
  • Metals
  • Sediment contamination
  • Transient storage
  • Transport model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Chemistry


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