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      Groundwater; contamination; mega cities; finite sources

    • Abstract

       

      Groundwater contamination due to multiple sources occurring in mega cities was modelled. One constant source contamination was considered at the source boundary, whereas other sources may join in between at various locations at different times. Initially, the aquifer was contamination-free in mega cities and was subsequently contaminated by means of different sources in due course of time. One-dimensional ADE (Advection Dispersion Equation) for modelling groundwater contamination was used and solved analytically in the semi-infinite aquifer domain for a finite number of point sources. A numerical solution wasalso obtained for two sources to compare analytical solutions. Results were examined for different velocity profiles to show the maximum contaminant concentration level with distance. This may be helpful to model the maximum possible number of point sources of contamination (i.e., it represents approximately what happens in the field situation). Some remedial measures may be taken to overcome these kinds of contamination problems in mega cities by treating the sources so that recharge of the aquifer is not affected.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      AYAN CHATTERJEE1 MRITUNJAY KUMAR SINGH2 VIJAY P SINGH3

      1. Department of Mathematics, The Neotia University, Diamond Harbour, West Bengal, India.
      2. Department of Mathematics and Computing, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad 826 004, India.
      3. Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A and M University, 321 Scoates Hall, 2117 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-2117, USA.
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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