NON BIODEGRADABLE CONTAMINANTS TRANSPORT MODELING WITH VARYING TRANSMISSIVITY FOR AQUIFER AT WEST CAMPUS HBTI KANPUR
Groundwater is the major source of water for drinking, irrigation and industrial use because of its availability, quality and low cost. Groundwater modelling is an effective way to predict the flow of groundwater within an aquifer. Groundwater modelling aims at studying the temporal and spatial distribution of such contaminants in the aquifer and formulates sustainable groundwater management strategies. This paper aims at studying the problem of groundwater contamination of HBTI west campus area, Kanpur (U.P.) and also analyzes the effect of varying aquifer transmissivity on the transport of contaminants in groundwater and the comparison of contaminants concentration when hydrological parameter (ie, transmissivity) of aquifer material is variable and constant. In this respect, groundwater flow and contaminant transport process was simulated over the study area using a computer based model, MOC v3.1 . This work also utilizes the breakthrough curves to explore various monitoring wells which cross threshold limit in simulation period.