Distribution of contaminants in porous media flow


  • Miguel A. Marino


A mathematical analysis is presented of simultaneous dispersion and adsorption of a solute within homogeneous and isotropic porous media in steady unidirectional flow fields. The dispersion systems are adsorbing the solute at rates proportional to their concentration and are subject to input concentrations that vary exponentially with time. Mathematical solutions are developed for predicting the concentration of contaminants in adsorbing and nonadsorbing porous media for prescribed media and fluid parameters.