2010

Authors

  • H. Zhang H. Zhang
  • Dong-Sheng Jeng Dong-Sheng Jeng
  • B. Seymour B. Seymour
  • D. Barry D. Barry
  • L. Li L. Li

Based on the one-dimensiol Biot consolidation equations, this paper developed an advection-diffusion equation that incorporates saturation, compressibility of the pore fluid and longitudil dispersivity of the solute transport in an unsaturated, deforming porous medium. A simplified model was proposed for the case of a landfill liner. Numerical results demonstrated that the longitudil dispersivity and compressibility of the pore fluid can be significant. Furthermore, the degree of soil saturation and loading rate of the waste surcharge affect significantly the contamition advective emission, mely the cumulative contamint mass outflow per unit area from compacted clay liner (CCL) due to advective flow.