publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

Numerical Modeling for the Solute Uptake from Groundwater by Plants-Plant Uptake Package

El-Sayed, Amr A.;
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  • Published: 27 Nov 2006
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
A numerical model is presented to describe solute transport in groundwater coupled to sorption by plant roots, translocation into plant stems, and finally evapotranspiration. The conceptual model takes into account both Root Concentration Factor, RCF, and Transpiration Stream Concentration Factor, TSCF for chemicals which are a function of Kow. A similar technique used to simulate the solute transport in groundwater to simulate sorption and plant uptake is used. The mathematical equation is solved using finite difference technique to solve for the concentration at any grid cell with respect to time. The new package is integrated into SEAM3D to create a new SEAM3...
free text keywords: SEAM3D, Root Sorption, Plant Uptake, Groundwater Modeling, Phytoremediation
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