Derivation of equations describing solute transport in ground water [report]

1977 unpublished
A general equation describing the three-dimensional transport and dispersion of a reacting solute in flowing ground water is derived from the principle of conservation of mass. The derivation presented in this report is more detailed but less rigorous than derivations published previously. The general solute-transport equation relates concentration changes to hydrodynamic dispersion, convective transport, fluid sources and sinks, and chemical reactions. Because both dispersion and convective
more » ... nsport depend on the velocity of ground-water flow, the solute-transport equation must be solved in conjunction with the ground-water flow equation 17.
doi:10.3133/wri7719 fatcat:kzhm2nvia5dyflimhahjvifvgy