What is Mass Flux?

Contaminant mass flux is defined as the product of contaminant concentration and groundwater flow from a source area, and is represented as mass per unit area per unit time (for example mg/m2/day).

Over the last few years, mass flux measurement has emerged as a robust alternative to the traditional “grab sample” concentration measurement approach used to assess contaminated sites. With a thorough mass flux analysis consultants can redefine the site conceptual model and design targeted remedial solutions, which in turn reduces cost.