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Mathematical Geology

, Volume 31, Issue 7, pp 771–791 | Cite as

Transverse Dispersion of a Kinetically Sorbing Solute

  • A. K. Mishra
  • A. Gutjahr
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Abstract

A recursion formulation for the transverse spreading of a solute is developed, and under conditions of steady flow in a stratified aquifer, the transport of a linearly sorbing solute undergoing nonequilibrium sorption is studied. The effect of spatial variability in the velocity field and the sorption kinetics are modeled to see the combined effect of the two processes on the spreading of the solute injected at a point in the aquifer. The main result of this work is a transport model based on a discrete formulation that includes local dispersion and leads to nonasymptotic behavior in the spreading of the plume in a direction normal to the mean flow velocity.

transverse dispersion solute steady flow stratified aquifer nonequilibrium sorption spatial variability velocity field sorption kinetics recursion 

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© International Association for Mathematical Geology 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Mishra
    • 1
  • A. Gutjahr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Environmental ScienceNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorro
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsNew Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorro

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