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The transfer of solutes from the main groundwater conduits to the surrounding rock matrix by means of diffusion.


The movement of solutes from fractures to the rock matrix due to a concentration gradient.


Why is matrix diffusion important?

When contaminants are being diffused into the matrix, the rehabilitation and remediation of the aquifer is made increasingly more difficult with residence time of the contaminant.



Matrix Diffusion