The Use of Sodium to Calibrate the Transport Modeling of Water Pollution in Sandy Formations Around an Uninsulated Sewage Disposal Site

György Szabó, Éva Bessenyei, Andor Hajnal, István Csige, Gergely Szabó, Csaba Tóth, J. Posta, Tamás Mester

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Abstract

In the present paper we suggest a novel calibration method of the model for hydrodynamic and contaminant transport using the example of a sewage disposal site set up uninsulated in a sandy environment. With the hydrodynamic model we applied time-dependent model calculations in order to fit the individual hydrodynamic parameters. For the calibration of the transport model, sodium was chosen, which has a negligible retardation factor. We demonstrated that this approach is suitable for creating a model that provides calculated results comparable to the actually measured, experimental ones. The created model proved to be appropriate for use in the estimation of the maximal spatial extension of the contamination, which - in the case of the investigated sewage disposal site - was found to be 0.1 km2 in the near-surface (1-3 m deep) layers, whereas it was three times higher at a depth of 40-60 m.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWater, Air, and Soil Pollution
Volume227
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Contamination transport
  • Groundwater pollution
  • Model calibration
  • Sewage disposal site
  • Sodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Water Science and Technology

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The Use of Sodium to Calibrate the Transport Modeling of Water Pollution in Sandy Formations Around an Uninsulated Sewage Disposal Site. / Szabó, György; Bessenyei, Éva; Hajnal, Andor; Csige, István; Szabó, Gergely; Tóth, Csaba; Posta, J.; Mester, Tamás.

In: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 227, No. 2, 01.02.2016.

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Szabó, György ; Bessenyei, Éva ; Hajnal, Andor ; Csige, István ; Szabó, Gergely ; Tóth, Csaba ; Posta, J. ; Mester, Tamás. / The Use of Sodium to Calibrate the Transport Modeling of Water Pollution in Sandy Formations Around an Uninsulated Sewage Disposal Site. In: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 2016 ; Vol. 227, No. 2.
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