Advective transport

Advective transport describes the movement of some material transported along with the water through a waterway. Examples include the salt dissolved in the oceans, or silt or clay present in a river. In almost all cases the water in a river will not flow steadily but instead rather turbulently. Including the effect of turbulence in the transport of particles is not a straightforward calculation.

  Occurs in




Water Sediment Soil

Fate descriptors



     Flow rate         

                     \LARGE n_{disp}=\left | \frac{Q_{in,tot}\delta t}{V} \right |



 Advective transport in the NanoFASE model


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Consult the NanoFASE Library to see abstracts of these deliverable reports:

NanoFASE Report D8.2 Report on Driving Forces on NM behaviour in Natural Waters for Agglomeration and Transformation 




Frank von der Kammer

University of Vienna, Austria