Hydrology: Current Research

ISSN: 2157-7587

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Howell Heck


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    Stochastic Nature of Salt Mass Transport in Porous Media Under Unstable Conditions
    Author(s): Kamal Mamoua, Ashok Pandit and Howell HeckKamal Mamoua, Ashok Pandit and Howell Heck

    The two main transport mechanisms that occur simultaneously under unstable flow conditions are transport of saltwater from an overlying salt source to the porous media, and transport of salt through the porous media. These mechanisms were simultaneously studied through two fixed mass experiments conducted over 15 days. The transport through the porous media was also studied via three continuous injection experiments lasting between 5 to 29 days. There was no hydraulic gradient across the porous media in any of the experiments. Experiments were conducted in a 1 cm thick plexiglass rectangular sand column (1.70 m × 0.61 m × 0.61 m). The saline source concentration was 36 g/l, and the source heights were 4.5 cm. The sand porosity and hydraulic conductivity were 32% and 9.0 m/d, respectively. The rate of mass transport from the source to the porous media was observed by measur.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000278

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