Pollutant Transport Across Porous Stream Beds

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by C. Mendoza,
D. Zhou,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water

Abstract: The presence of porous streambeds generates a significant interaction between the main stream flow above it and the flow through the porous sub-stratum. This coupling affects both flows, and in particular makes it possible for the pollutant to transport from one region across the porous interface into the adjacent region. The mechanism of such complicated interaction on the contaminant transport is explored and its magnitude examined using a simple model.

Subject Headings: Porous media flow | Pollutants | Streamflow | River and stream beds | Coupling | Hydrologic models | Porous media | Water pollution |

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