Tutorial to simulate a contaminant plume from a waste dump with MODFLOW MT3DMS

Quick tutorial for the simulation of a contaminant plume from  a waste dump.


This tutorial cover the following parts:

  • Review of the groundwater flow regime
  • Water table plot on cross section
  • Set up of MT3DMS packages (ADV, DSP, SSM) and the contaminant species
  • Setup of MODFLOW time
  • Run the groundwater flow model
  • Definition of hydraulic parameters and background concentration
  • Implementation of the Waste Dump as a source on the Water Table
  • Run the mass transport simulation
  • Import results

The simulated species on this tutorial and their background concentration / source concentrations in mg/l are listed below

Sulphate:  0.448 / 1290
Fe: 2.61 / 286

Some other parameters related to the contaminant transport are:
Longitudinal Dispersivity: 10
Porosity: 0.02

Download the data for this tutorial in this link:

http://gidahatari.com/s/ModeloSimulado-ofnv.rar

Saul Montoya

Saul Montoya es Ingeniero Civil graduado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú en Lima con estudios de postgrado en Manejo e Ingeniería de Recursos Hídricos (Programa WAREM) de la Universidad de Stuttgart con mención en Ingeniería de Aguas Subterráneas y Hidroinformática.

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