Analytical solutions are developed for the dispersion problem in nonadsorbing and adsorbing, semi-infinite porous media in which the flow is one dimensional and the average flow velocity is unsteady. The expression that states the direct relationship of the dispersion coefficient with seepage velocity is used to solve the unsteady dispersion flow problem by introducing a new time variable. The source concentration of the pollutant varies exponentially with time. The variation in seepage velocity with time is considered because of resistance in the flow. The graphical solutions are also obtained for a set of data assumed.
- Received April 11, 1983.
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