Predicting diffusion in aquifers beneath saline ponds

Verrall, D.P., and Read, W.W. (2012) Predicting diffusion in aquifers beneath saline ponds. Journal of Hydrology, 475. pp. 150-157.

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Abstract

This paper examines the contribution of diffusion to salt contamination of groundwater from leaky saline ponds. A hybrid analytical solution for diffusion from a region of constant concentration is developed using the series solutions method. This is used to predict when and where diffusion becomes the dominant transport process over advection (using existing knowledge of the advection process). A simple method is established to find when contamination will occur at any point in the aquifer, given knowledge of its physical parameters.

Item ID: 25520
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0022-1694
Keywords: groundwater, diffusion, advection, aquaculture, series solution
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 05:33
FoR Codes: 01 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010207 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics @ 75%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering @ 25%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960903 Coastal and Estuarine Water Management @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management @ 50%
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