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M³: a multiphase, multiconstituant and multiprocess code to model contaminated

Chastanet, Juliette and Côme, Jean-Marie and Di Chiara Roupert, Raphael and Schäfer, Gerhard and Quintard, Michel M³: a multiphase, multiconstituant and multiprocess code to model contaminated. (2015) In: Conference of Modflow and more 2015, 31 May 2015 - 3 June 2015 (Golden, United States). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

70% of the contaminated sites in France are with organic compounds (hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents,…). Modeling such contamination can be difficult as it is governed by numerous and highly coupled mechanisms (multiphase flow, dissolution and volatilization of Non Aqueous Phase Liquids(NAPL), sorption and biodegradation). Whereas many numerical codes include some of these mechanisms, none of them, to our knowledge, allows the modeling of the full set of mechanisms. A new code, called M3 for Multiphase, Multicomponent, Multiprocess, is then being developed to address this kind of modeling. The originality of the code stands both in the diversity of the mechanisms and in original formalisms such as non-local equilibrium dissolution of NAPL or biodegradation formalism dedicated to chlorinated solvents. After a short description of the numerical code, test cases will be presented to highlight the capacity of the code to model many situations that might be accoutered when dealing with contaminated sites (prediction of an accidental spill, temporal evolution of a source zone and its impact on aquifers, assessment of biodegradation…).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Conference of Modflow and more 2015 and to Integrated GroundWater Modeling Center of Colorado School of Mines.
Audience (conference):International conference without published proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Strasbourg - UNISTRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Other partners > BURGEAP (FRANCE)
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French environmental protection agency (ADEME)
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Deposited By: Michel QUINTARD
Deposited On:25 Aug 2015 07:17

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