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Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering

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Front Envir Sci Eng Chin    2009, Vol. 3 Issue (1) : 112-128
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Analytical solutions of three-dimensional contaminant transport in uniform flow field in porous media: A library
Hongtao WANG(), Huayong WU
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University
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The purpose of this study is to present a library of analytical solutions for the three-dimensional contaminant transport in uniform flow field in porous media with the first-order decay, linear sorption, and zero-order production. The library is constructed using Green's function method (GFM) in combination with available solutions. The library covers a wide range of solutions for various conditions. The aquifer can be vertically finite, semi-infinitive or infinitive, and laterally semi-infinitive or infinitive. The geometry of the sources can be of point, line, plane or volumetric body; and the source release can be continuous, instantaneous, or by following a given function over time. Dimensionless forms of the solutions are also proposed. A computer code FlowCAS is developed to calculate the solutions. Calculated results demonstrate the correctness of the presented solutions. The library is widely applicable to solve contaminant transport problems of one- or multiple- dimensions in uniform flow fields.

Keywords solution library      contaminant transport      analytical solution      dispersion and advection      porous media      type curve      Green's function method (GFM)     
Corresponding Authors: WANG Hongtao,   
Issue Date: 05 March 2009
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Hongtao WANG,Huayong WU. Analytical solutions of three-dimensional contaminant transport in uniform flow field in porous media: A library[J]. Front Envir Sci Eng Chin, 2009, 3(1): 112-128.
directionconditiondirectional solution
C|x=0={C0, (y,z)source0, otherwise0<x<+Gx=x-x'2πDx(t-τ)exp?{-[x-x'-u(t-τ)]24Dx(t-τ)}
C|y=0={C0, (x,z)source0, otherwise0<y<+Gy=y-y'2πDy(t-τ)exp?[-(y-y')24Dy(t-τ)]
C|z=0={C0, (x,y)source0, otherwise0<z<+Gz=z-z'2πDz(t-τ)exp?[-(x-x')24Dz(t-τ)]
Tab0  Directional solutions for the instantaneous point sources
Fig0  Schematic representation of imaging method near a linear boundary
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