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Effects of Domain Shapes and Mesh Discretization Error on the Morphological Evolution of Nonaqueous-Phase-Liquid Dissolution Fronts in Fluid-Saturated Porous Media

  • Chongbin ZhaoEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences book series (LNESS)

Abstract

In the field of contaminant hydrology, both land contamination and land remediation problems are often encountered. Land contamination is known as the distribution of chemical and pollutants on land sites, while land remediation is known as the cleanup of chemical and pollutants on land sites that causes health concerns to the humans and the environment. When nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPLs), such as trichloroethylene, ethylene dibromide, benzene, toluene and so forth (Miller et al. 1990), are released to groundwater, they can reside in the form of disconnected ganglia or blobs as residual saturations within the pores of porous media. This process belongs to the land contamination problem

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computational Geosciences Research CentreCentral South UniversityChangshaChina

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