Solute Injection

Application ID: 479


This model tracks a contaminant that enters an aquifer at a point, such as an injection well or toxic spill, and spreads through the aquifer with time. The model has an analytic solution developed by Wilson and Miller. This analytic solution has been used to test several dedicated fluid flow and transport codes. The particular problem discussed here comes from the MT3DMS manual of Zheng and Wang.

The analysis is conducted by modeling steady-state fluid flow and following up with a transient solute transport simulation. Furthermore, an adaptive mesh refinement solver is used together with the stationary solver with the resulting mesh perfectly adjusted for calculating the transient transport equation.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

Subsurface Flow Module