Fate & Transport

Duraroot’s scientists and technicians want to help your mining operation by handling issues associated with fate and transport. Our staff cares deeply about the environment. We also care just as deeply with helping this nation continue to grow and thrive, which we do whenever we serve a business that will impact the environment. We know that tomorrows future is built upon today. We know the ins and outs of fate and transport modeling, so let us work for you, so you can focus on the vast amount of work that goes on during a mining operation while we focus on fate and transport.

Our Scientists Are Well Versed in Controlled Reactions

Our staff have conducted Investigations into the chemical reactions by diffusion processes, which is the transport of a substance through a concentration grade from higher concentration to lower concentrations. Modeling such reactions can be used to assess impacts to groundwater chemistry when mine waste is introduced into the water column. There must also be investigations into the chemical or mechanical breaking of minerals that may release pollutants. Assessing such reactions can be used to predict downstream chemical impacts better and implement measures to reduce negative environmental impact.

Surface Complexation and Hydrogeologic Interactions

Investigations into the reaction pathways and kinetics of chemical sorption on the mineral surface at the mineral-water interface are important, and cannot be neglected. Complexation is controlled by system thermodynamics including pH, redox, surface ion charge, aqueous chemical composition. Understanding the chemical reactions and compositions of the interaction between different water types, especially those from mine impacted and natural waters, is the sort of understanding your project needs on hand. Fate and transport modeling of these water interactions can be used to anticipate long-term chemical changes of downstream surface and groundwater better.

Potential Impacts and Leachability

Waste leachability is dependent on numerous factors including constituent concentration, water chemistry, pH, redox, and hydrogeochemical processes. Analytical testing methods and predictive modeling can assess the constituent types and metal leachate probability. Fate and transport modeling can be used to predict the downstream water quality and constituent concentrations as a result of human-originated pollution. This knowledge can be used to initiate preventative measures to ensure safe water quality that is compliant with governmental regulations.

Call Duraroot for Outstanding Environmental Consulting Today!

Duraroot incorporates soil and agronomic-based scientific practices, customized equipment, and technology to provide services and products that are cost-efficient and effective. Our deep understanding of regulations and associated environmental challenges allows us to provide site-specific, accurate, and adaptable environmental solutions so our clients can focus on their core business. With an emphasis on soil science as the basis for land management, our goal is to improve ecosystem services that increase financial, regulatory, and social currency within environmental management.