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A field study and computer modelling of groundwater flow in Ahamdy area, Kuwait

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The present work addresses the impact of the infiltration rate and the heterogeneity of soil on the hydrodynamic conditions in unsaturated underground flow regimes. A two dimensional finite element model was adopted to simulate the groundwater flow in porous media, which represented the flow of contaminated water through Darcian flow regimes. The porous regions were assumed unsaturated and anisotropic with a constant porosity. The study aimed to demonstrate the influence of rainfall on the mobility of contaminated water in underground soil layers in terms of the infiltration rate. The developed model provides a tool to predict the concentration of contaminants in highly polluted lands. In Kuwait, the Ahmadi area consists of three petroleum refineries (MAB, MAA, and SHU), which have been considered a potential source of underground water pollutants. [Continues.]

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School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Mohammed Mutlaq Al-Otaibi

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Vahid Nassehi ; Diganta Bhusan Das

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral

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