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Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for simulation of acid mine drainage generation and subsequent pollutants transportation through groundwater flow systems and rivers

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Abstract


  • Many environmental problems associated with the mining industry involve the understanding and analysis of fluid or gas flow. Typical examples include groundwater flow, transport of contaminants, heat transfer, explosions, fire development and dust movements. Both experimental work and numerical models can provide the necessary information for solution of any particular problem. The long-term pyrite oxidation, acid mine drainage generation and transportation of the oxidation products are noted to be the most important problems that can be modelled in order to predict the transport of the

    contaminants through groundwater and rivers flow systems, to interpret the geochemistry and achieve a better understanding of the processes involved.

UOW Authors


  •   Doulati Ardejani, Faramarz (external author)
  •   Baafi, Ernest
  •   Panahi, Kumars Seif (external author)
  •   Singh, Raghu N. (external author)
  •   Shokri, Behshad J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Ardejani, F., Baafi, E. Y., Panahi, K., Singh, R. N. & Shokri, B. J. (2011). Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for simulation of acid mine drainage generation and subsequent pollutants transportation through groundwater flow systems and rivers. In I. V. Minin & O. V. Minin (Eds.), Computational Fluid Dynamics Technologies and Applications (pp. 123-160). London: InTech.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/2728

Book Title


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Technologies and Applications

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 160

Abstract


  • Many environmental problems associated with the mining industry involve the understanding and analysis of fluid or gas flow. Typical examples include groundwater flow, transport of contaminants, heat transfer, explosions, fire development and dust movements. Both experimental work and numerical models can provide the necessary information for solution of any particular problem. The long-term pyrite oxidation, acid mine drainage generation and transportation of the oxidation products are noted to be the most important problems that can be modelled in order to predict the transport of the

    contaminants through groundwater and rivers flow systems, to interpret the geochemistry and achieve a better understanding of the processes involved.

UOW Authors


  •   Doulati Ardejani, Faramarz (external author)
  •   Baafi, Ernest
  •   Panahi, Kumars Seif (external author)
  •   Singh, Raghu N. (external author)
  •   Shokri, Behshad J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Ardejani, F., Baafi, E. Y., Panahi, K., Singh, R. N. & Shokri, B. J. (2011). Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for simulation of acid mine drainage generation and subsequent pollutants transportation through groundwater flow systems and rivers. In I. V. Minin & O. V. Minin (Eds.), Computational Fluid Dynamics Technologies and Applications (pp. 123-160). London: InTech.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/2728

Book Title


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Technologies and Applications

Start Page


  • 123

End Page


  • 160