Numerical simulation model of fatty acids in lake sediments Academic Article uri icon


  • The finite element model was successfully applied to predict the Pb-210 and total extractable fatty acid concentrations at different depths in two sediment cores from Lake Ontario by using different transport parameters. The transport parameters were computed from Pb-210 data. These parameters were used to simulate the total extractable fatty acid concentrations at different depths. The computed results were compared with observed data and results were compared by statistical methods. Good agreement was achieved though improved results were observed in a two layer model accounting for bioturbation in the upper 4-6 cm of sediment. By modifying this model is useful to apply the contaminant transport in lake sediments, industrial waste disposal ponds, and fish ponds with different geological, physical, chemical and biological parameters at different depths.

published proceedings

  • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

author list (cited authors)

  • Ghosh Bobba, A., Bourbonniere, R. A., Singh, V. P., & Bengtsson, L.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Ghosh Bobba, A||Bourbonniere, Rick A||Singh, Vijay P||Bengtsson, Lars

publication date

  • May 1996