Three-dimensional modelling of an injection experiment in the anaerobic part of a landfill plume

Michael Juul Petersen, Peter Knudegaard Engesgaard, Poul Løgstrup Bjerg, Kirsten Rügge

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    Analytical and numerical three-dimensional (3-D) simulations have been conducted and compared to data obtained from a large-scale (50 m), natural gradient field injection experiment. Eighteen different xenobiotic compounds (i.e. benzene, toluene, o-xylene, naphthalene, 1,1,1-TCA, PCE, and TCE) and bromide as a conservative tracer, were for 195 days injected in the anaerobic part of the leachate plume downgradient of the Grindsted Landfill, Denmark. The injection area is an unconfined sandy aquifer with heterogeneities of clay and silt layers. Simulations with homogeneous and heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity compared well to the observed breakthrough curves and snapshots of the injection plumes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGroundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection
    Place of PublicationWallingford
    PublisherIAHS Press
    Publication date1998
    ISBN (Print)1-901502-55-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventGroundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection - Tübingen, Germany
    Duration: 21 Sept 199825 Sept 1998


    ConferenceGroundwater Quality


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