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Mohammadreza Motahari

Mohammadreza Motahari

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2103-0204
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55621034700
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
The Effect of Porosity on the Contamination Transport in Porous Media
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Porosity; Hydraulic conductivity; Numerical simulation; Contamination
Year
2016
Journal African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management
DOI
Researchers Mohammadreza Motahari

Abstract

In the current paper, the nonlinear mathematical expression between porosity and hydraulic conductivity which describes saturated and unsaturated seepage of water in soil was developed for researching the effect of porosity on pollutant distribution in soil. The pollutant distribution in a rectangle vertical section was simulated by considering 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6 porosity. The numerical simulation results show that the porosity has important effect on the transport of contamination in soil. The increase of the porosity led to the increase of the water content in soil, and the increased of the diffusion rate and transport speed. Since, the hydraulic conductivity is in proportion to the porosity, the larger porosity led to the larger hydraulic conductivity, and the pollutant was easier to transport downstream.