Fluid flow modeling of a coastal fractured karstic aquifer by means of a lumped parameter approach

Cherubini, Claudia, Giasi, Concetta and Pastore, Nicola (2013) Fluid flow modeling of a coastal fractured karstic aquifer by means of a lumped parameter approach. Environmental Earth Sciences, 70 5: 2055-2060. doi:10.1007/s12665-010-0851-5


Author Cherubini, Claudia
Giasi, Concetta
Pastore, Nicola
Title Fluid flow modeling of a coastal fractured karstic aquifer by means of a lumped parameter approach
Journal name Environmental Earth Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1866-6280
1866-6299
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12665-010-0851-5
Volume 70
Issue 5
Start page 2055
End page 2060
Total pages 6
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Fluid flow and solute transport phenomena in fractured and karstic aquifers remain an open issue that calls the attention of numerous researchers belonging to different disciplinary fields as far as the aspects linked both to shallow and to deep phenomena are concerned. The hydrogeologic knowledge of these phenomena proves to be of high importance especially if considered in relationship with water resource exploitation, with the problems linked to contamination and the ones linked to urban and industrial development of the territory. In the examined area, characterized by a dismissed contaminated site, the realization of the landfill has required the development of a 3D flow model supported by a detailed local scale geologic model in order to evaluate the effects on groundwater flow and subsequently on contaminant propagation. The results of the flow model prove to be coherent with the fractured and karstic nature of the site in that they show at higher depths the presence of a subterranean stream channel that would speed up pollutant propagation. The obtained results represent the fundamental basis to implement a transport model that will permit to achieve a more in depth knowledge of the subsoil transport phenomena, and therefore to optimize any anthropic intervention that can involve the site.
Keyword Contamination
Flow
Fractured
Karstic
Sequential indicator simulation
Transport
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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