Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 43 Issue 1 January 2018 Article ID 0012
In this present study, analytical and numerical solutions are obtained for solute transport modelling in homogeneous semi-infinite porous medium. The dispersion coefficient is assumed to be initial dispersion and velocity is assumed to be temporally dependent with initial seepage velocity. Also, the concept of dispersion is directly proportional to the square of the seepage velocity used for finding the solution. Initially, the domain is not solute free. At one end of the domain, source concentration with the effect of different temporally dependent functions taken into account. The concentration gradient assumed to be zero due to no mass flux at other end of the domain. Laplace Transform Technique is used to obtain the exact solution, whereas Explicit Finite Difference method is used for approximate solution. The different types of temporally dependent velocity are usedfor the graphical representation of the solution. The accuracy of the solution explored by the Relative error analysis.