Title: The mathematical modelling of total nitrogen contamination transport via groundwater from a sugar factory in Eskisehir, Turkey

Authors: M. Tombul, A.S. Koparal

Addresses: Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Anadolu University, Iki Eylul Campus, 26470 Eskisehir, Turkey. ' Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Anadolu University, Iki Eylul Campus, 26470 Eskisehir, Turkey ' '

Abstract: In this study, mathematical modelling of the total nitrogen contamination transport in a porous medium was evaluated in order to determine the potential groundwater pollution caused by a sugar factory in the Eskisehir region of Turkey. Analytical solutions of mathematical modelling were performed to show graphically the distributions of contaminant concentrations. Multiflow computer programming was used to determine the distribution of contaminant concentrations with respect to time and distance. The distribution distance of contaminant concentrations was determined at any time interval. From this study, the potential pollution of groundwater can be effectively estimated. Prediction of pollution by means of the model will help to form the future predictions of water resource management.

Keywords: contaminant transport; groundwater; mathematical model; nitrogen contamination; sugar factory; waste; water management; Turkey.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2003.003750

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2003 Vol.19 No.2, pp.188 - 196

Available online: 22 Dec 2003 *

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