A new method for laboratory estimation of the transverse dispersion coefficient.

@article{Massab2007ANM,
  title={A new method for laboratory estimation of the transverse dispersion coefficient.},
  author={Marco Massab{\'o} and Federico Catania and Ombretta Paladino},
  journal={Ground water},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={339-47}
}
We introduce a method for identifying the transverse dispersion coefficient in laboratory experiments based on the analytical solution of a pulse injection of a nonreactive solute in a soil column (cylindrical geometry) packed with a homogeneous porous medium. This method takes into account the effect of boundary conditions such as no flux on the column perimeter, and it does not need a priori knowledge of the longitudinal dispersion coefficient. Numerical applications of the method show that… CONTINUE READING