Characterization of Scale‐Dependent Dispersivity in Fractured Formations Through a Divergent Flow Tracer Test

Amin Sharifi Haddad, Hassan Hassanzadeh, Jalal Abedi, Zhangxin Chen, Anthony Ware

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Abstract

Scale-dependency of dispersivity has been reported from field tracer tests. We present a simple methodology for characterization of dispersivity as a linear function of scale around an injection well using divergent flow tracer test data conducted in fractured formations. Results show that the slope of this linear dispersivity function can be estimated using tracer concentration measurements in a monitoring well. The characterized dispersivity function has applications in modeling of field-scale transport processes in fractured formations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalGround Water
Volume53
Issue numberS1
Early online date24 Mar 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015

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  • Scaled - Dependent Dispersivity
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Characterization of Scale‐Dependent Dispersivity in Fractured Formations Through a Divergent Flow Tracer Test. / Sharifi Haddad, Amin; Hassanzadeh, Hassan; Abedi, Jalal; Chen, Zhangxin; Ware, Anthony.

In: Ground Water, Vol. 53, No. S1, 01.04.2015, p. 149-155.

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Sharifi Haddad, Amin ; Hassanzadeh, Hassan ; Abedi, Jalal ; Chen, Zhangxin ; Ware, Anthony. / Characterization of Scale‐Dependent Dispersivity in Fractured Formations Through a Divergent Flow Tracer Test. In: Ground Water. 2015 ; Vol. 53, No. S1. pp. 149-155.
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