Modeling 2D multispecies reactive transport in saturated/unsaturated porous media with the eulerian-lagrangian localized adjoint method

Fanilo Ramasomanana, A. Younes, M. Fahs

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In the present paper, the Eulerian-Lagrangian localized adjoint method (ELLAM) formulation developed by Younes et al. (Advances in Water Resources 29:1056-1074, 2006) is combined with the sequential noniterative approach to accurately simulate 2D multicomponent reactive transport in saturated/ unsaturated porous media. The performance and accuracy of the developed model, named ELLAM-REACT, are compared against those of an existing numerical model based on a combination of discontinuous Galerkin and multipoint flux approximation methods (DGMPFA-REACT). Three studied test cases, dealing with reactive transport in saturated and unsaturated porous media and involving chemical reactions with only aqueous species or both fixed and aqueous species, show the superiority of the ELLAM-REACT model compared to the DGMPFA-REACT model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1801-1813
Number of pages13
JournalWater, Air, and Soil Pollution
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Porous media
  • Reactive transport
  • SNIA
  • Unsaturated flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution

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