• Analytical solution of advection–diffusion equation in heterogeneous infinite medium using Green’s function method

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      Advection; diffusion; heterogeneity; non-degenerate form; Green’s function method

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      Some analytical solutions of one-dimensional advection–diffusion equation (ADE) with variable dispersion coefficient and velocity are obtained using Green’s function method (GFM). The variability attributes to the heterogeneity of hydro-geological media like river bed or aquifer in more general ways than that in the previous works. Dispersion coefficient is considered temporally dependent, while velocity is considered spatially and temporally dependent. The spatial dependence is considered to be linear and temporal dependence is considered to be of linear, exponential and asymptotic. The spatio-temporal dependence of velocity is considered in three ways. Results of previous works are also derived validating the results of the present work. To use GFM, a moving coordinate transformation is developed through which this ADE is reduced into a form, whose analytical solution is already known. Analytical solutions are obtained for the pollutant’s mass dispersion from an instantaneous point source as well as from a continuous point source in a heterogeneous medium. The effect of such dependence on the mass transport is explained through the illustrations of the analytical solutions.

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      Abhishek Sanskrityayn1 Naveen Kumar1

      1. Department of Mathematics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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