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Modeling Stratified Immiscible Fluid Flows By The Recovery Of Free-phase NAPL For Aquifer Remediation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM040281

Volume

45

Pages

12

Published

2004

Size

470 kb

Author(s)

I. David

Abstract

The main goal of this paper is to provide an approach to model the recovery of free-phase (mobile) NAPL. Based on the simplified assumptions of a so-called \“sharp interface model” and vertical equilibrium between the two immiscible mobile phases (i.e. NAPL/Water), a simplified mathematical method to model the generated coupled flow of the two immiscible fluid layers during the NAPL recovery is presented. The simplified assumptions allow the introduction of potential functions for a mathematical representation of the coupled flow that satisfy partial differential equations with coupling conditions on the interface between two horizontal immiscible fluids. Based on this model, analytical and numerical solutions are presented to calculate the discharge rate of recove

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