Transport of waste leakage in stratified formations Academic Article uri icon


  • Contaminant transport in a strongly heterogeneous stratified formation whose log hydraulic conductivity distribution has a variance greater than unity is investigated. Four kinds of waste leakage scenario are studied. They are: (1) continuous waste leakage from landfills; (2) temporal waste leakage from landfills; (3) continuous deep-well injection wastes; and (4) temporal deep-well injection wastes. Ensemble average concentrations and variances of concentration distributions are calculated for the four scenarios. The results in this paper show that when heterogeneity of a formation increases, transport in this formation differs significantly from the linear solutions which assume that the variances of log hydraulic conductivity are less than unity.

published proceedings

  • Advances in Water Resources

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhan, H

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Zhan, Hongbin

publication date

  • October 1998