The effect of water content on solute transport in unsaturated porous media

@inproceedings{Padilla1999TheEO,
  title={The effect of water content on solute transport in unsaturated porous media},
  author={Ingrid Y. Padilla and T J Yeh and Martha H. Conklin},
  year={1999}
}
The effect of water content on NaCl transport in unsaturated porous media was investigated under steady state flow conditions for water contents ranging between full saturation and 15% by volume. The experiments were conducted in a 25 cm column packed with homogeneous sand. Results of the experiments indicate that solute transport in unsaturated porous media is subject to greater velocity variations and slower solute mixing than one in saturated media. As a result, NaCl breakthrough curves… CONTINUE READING