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Kinetic Model of Gas Bubble Dissolution in Groundwater and Its

Summary: Kinetic Model of Gas Bubble
Dissolution in Groundwater and Its
Implications for the Dissolved Gas
J . H O L O C H E R , F . P E E T E R S , * ,
W . A E S C H B A C H - H E R T I G ,
W . K I N Z E L B A C H , A N D R . K I P F E R , §
Environmental Isotopes Group, Department of Water
Resources and Drinking Water, Swiss Federal Institute of
Environmental Science and Technology (EAWAG), CH-8600
Du¨bendorf, Switzerland, Institute of Hydromechanics and
Water Resources Management, ETH Ho¨nggerberg, CH-8093
Zu¨rich, Switzerland, and Isotope Geology, Department of
Earth Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH),
CH-8092 Zu¨rich, Switzerland
Bubble-mediated mass transfer is of major importance for
the gas exchange between soil air and groundwater.
The presence of entrapped air bubbles in the upper, quasi-
saturated aquifer zone can crucially affect the interpretation
of atmospheric trace gas concentrations in groundwater


Source: Aeschbach-Hertig, Werner - Institut für Umweltphysik, Universität Heidelberg


Collections: Geosciences; Environmental Sciences and Ecology