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Modeling groundwater flow and transport of contaminants at a former manufactured gas plant in the midwestern USA

dc.contributor.advisorKjartanson, Bruce
dc.contributor.advisorMohamedelhassan, Eltayeb
dc.contributor.authorMohammed, Obai
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-01T20:15:13Z
dc.date.available2013-02-01T20:15:13Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2013-02-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/384
dc.description.abstractThe processes used to produce manufactured gas for heating, cooking and lighting purposes in North America from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s have generated by- products such as coal tar containing Monocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (MAHs) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), coke, light oil derivatives, and ammonia. Improper disposal of these wastes has resulted in contaminated soils, groundwater and sediments at these sites, potentially affecting human health and the environment. There is an increasing reliance on using numerical groundwater modeling to predict fate and transport of contaminants as well as employing predictive simulations to anticipate concentrations of contaminants in groundwater in order to evaluate a remedial action. To this end, developing a Visual MODFLOW-based model to simulate groundwater flow and transport of selected MAH and PAH compounds at a former MGP site located in the Midwestern U.S. is the main goal of this study. Available site data were compiled to develop the conceptual site model to assess contaminant fluxes and field-scale attenuation rates and to calibrate the groundwater flow model using WINPEST as a finishing step.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater flowen_US
dc.subjectSoil contaminationen_US
dc.subjectGroundwater contaminationen_US
dc.titleModeling groundwater flow and transport of contaminants at a former manufactured gas plant in the midwestern USAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameM.Sc.en_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEngineering : Environmentalen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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