University of TehranPollution2383-451X7220210401Study of Pollutant Dispersion in Finite Layers of Semi-infinite Geological Formation2572748060010.22059/poll.2020.307324.861ENMritunjay Kumar SinghDepartment of Mathematics and Computing, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand, IndiaSohini RajputDepartment of Mathematics and Computing, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad-826004, Jharkhand, IndiaJournal Article20200731The present study deals with groundwater pollution in multilayer aquifer. The model is based on decomposition of finite layers in semi-infinite groundwater reservoir. A constant pollutant source is injected at the input boundary of the uppermost layer (UML) of the landfill. At the intermediate inlet boundary, some average value for the longitudinal exchange of the input source concentration in each sub-layer is considered from the previous layer. Initially, the aquifer is not solute free in each sub layer that means some constant background contaminant concentration exists. In each sub layer, concentration gradient is assumed to be zero at the extreme boundary. The linear sorption and first orders decay terms are considered to model the groundwater pollution in multilayer aquifer. The Laplace transform technique is adopted to solve one-dimensional (1D) advection-dispersion equation (ADE). This approach is helpful to understand the solute migration in finite sub layers. The results are elucidated for the different time periods to examine the peak of pollutant concentration level in geological formations.https://jpoll.ut.ac.ir/article_80600_c75737ddbf3b15bda52c7ce17a9a6393.pdf