Longitudinal and transverse diffusion in granular deposits

  • G. De Josselin de Jong
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 19)

The flow of liquids through porous media is defined by Darcy’s law when bulk movement is considered. In several cases, however, it is of interest to know how elements of volume or discrete particles carried by the liquid will travell. For instance, in the study of ground-water movement, radio active salts are injected into the soil. The salt will travel through different pores and after a given interval of time will arrive at different places, their distance from the starting point being dependent upon how tortuous was the path they followed.

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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. De Josselin de Jong
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  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherland

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