Groundwater remediation and natural attenuation

Managing water quality

Human activity, land use and industry are constantly growing and the impacts of these activities can lead to a degradation of groundwater quality. Developing effective strategies for protecting groundwater from contamination and for evaluating innovative remediation techniques requires a detailed representation of both groundwater resources and sources of contamination. It also requires accurate knowledge about the flow and transport mechanisms involved.

Its flexible meshing strategies and extensive solute-transport simulation capabilities combined with an intuitive graphical user interface make FEFLOW a perfectly suited tool to assess groundwater remediation strategies.

You can use FEFLOW models for:

  • Immediate assessment of contamination spreading
  • Contamination spreading for a single or multiple chemical species
  • Definition of well-head protection zones
  • Groundwater flow optimisation
  • Capture zone delineation for pump and treat systems
  • Reactive transport modelling, including kinetic reactions and equilibrium sorption
  • Risk analysis, including best and worst case scenarios (max. contamination spreading vs. maximum efficiency of remediation techniques)


  • One tool for all relevant flow and solute transport processes
  • Straightforward routines for various particle tracking options
  • Flexible editor for the definition of user-defined kinetic reaction systems
  • Sophisticated results visualisation