Numerical model study of soil water and solute transport under evaporation

Kenji Jinno, Rudraraju T. Raju, Shin ichiro Wada

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The transient-state experiment for the process of solute transport (chloride) in the saturated zone by influence of evaporation and salt accumulation on the column surface have been performed in a silty clay soil column. The results obtained show that salt transport is a significant phenomenon even under moderate evaporation at constant shallow water table. Soil water content and chloride concentration were analyzed across the soil depth and for a period of time. van Genutchten's model was used for calculation of unsaturated and saturated hydraulic conductivity and related parameters. A numerical simulation for the soil water and chloride transports has been carried out. The results of the numerical simulation are compared with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemoirs of the Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering
PublisherPubl by Kyushu Univ
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Atmospheric Science


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