Computational Geosciences

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 435–449 | Cite as

HYTEC results of the MoMas reactive transport benchmark

  • Vincent Lagneau
  • Jan van der Lee
Original paper


A specific benchmark has been developed by the French research group MoMas in order to improve numerical solution methods applied by reactive transport models, i.e., codes that couple hydrodynamic flow and mass transport in porous media with geochemical reactions. The HYTEC model has been applied to this benchmark exercise, and this paper summarizes some of the principal results. HYTEC is a general-purpose code, applied by industrials and research groups to a wide variety of domains, including soil pollution, nuclear waste storage, cement degradation, water purification systems, storage of CO2, and valorization of stabilized wastes. The code has been applied to the benchmark test-cases without any specific modification. Apart from the benchmark imposed output, additional information is provided to highlight the behavior of HYTEC specifically and the simulation results in particular.


Reactive transport HYTEC Benchmark Numerical methods MoMas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mines ParisTechFontainebleau CedexFrance
  2. 2.The Materials Ageing Institute, EDF R&DMoret-sur-Loing CedexFrance

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