Solute transport under steady and transient conditions in biodegraded municipal solid waste Academic Article uri icon


  • The transport of a conservative tracer (Li) in a large (3.5 m3) undisturbed municipal solid waste sample was investigated under steady and fully transient conditions using a simple model. The model comprises of a kinematic wave approximation for water movement and a strict convective solute flux law. The transport process for a conservative solute was dominated by convective transport in the channels and a fast diffusive mass exchange with the surrounding matrix, implying that the observed leachate quality from landfills reflects the biochemical conditions in these regions.

published proceedings

  • Water Resources Research

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Bendz, D., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Bendz, David||Singh, Vijay P

publication date

  • August 1999