November 13, 2020

GoldSim Contaminant Transport Module Online Course, Excerpt #4: Physical Processes Controlling Mass Transport

Posted by Rick Kossik

As I noted in previous blog posts, I am currently working on an online CT Course. In order to provide some useful material for users in the meantime, I plan to post excerpts from time to time as I slowly progress through the development of the Course.  

The first excerpt simply provided the outline describing how the Course will be organized.  The second excerpt  discussed the key decisions required before starting to build a contaminant transport model. The third excerpt discussed the problem of uncertainty in contaminant transport models and the underlying philosophy of the GoldSim Contaminant Transport Module. 

This excerpt finally starts to get a bit more technical, and provides an overview of the physical processes controlling mass transport (advection, dispersion and diffusion).