Development of a simulation tool for the prognosis of the spreading and the degradation of contaminants in the saturated and vadose zone

Third Party Funds Group - Sub project

Overall project details

Overall project: Nachhaltige Altlastenbewältigung unter Einbeziehung des natürlichen Reinigungsvermögens

Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Peter Knabner
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rüde

Project members:
Dr. Alexander Prechtel

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Geologie
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik (Modellierung und Numerik)
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik (Wissenschaftliches Rechnen)
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 10 (Systemsimulation)

Funding source: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Gesundheit (StMUG) (bis 09/2013)
Start date: 01/06/2001
End date: 31/05/2003

Research Fields

Multicomponent reactive transport in natural porous media
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik (Modellierung und Numerik)

Abstract (technical / expert description):

The project included the mathematical modelling of natural attenuation
processes in the subsurface and the extension of a software tool for
complex reactive multicomponent processes in the framework of mixed
hybrid and conforming finite elements. New  parameter identification
methods allow the parametrization of unknown functions or a formfree
optimization, and help to overcome the dilemma of missing data in
complex models. Work included instationary 3D simulations and scenarios
of  contaminated sites explored by project partners. The findings of the
joint research project resulted in guidelines for authorities and
consulting engineers dealing with natural attenuation at contaminated


Prechtel, A., Bitterlich, S., Radu, A.F., & Knabner, P. (2006). Natural Attenuation: hohe Anforderungen an die Modellsimulation Teilprojekt 6 des BayFoNA: Modellierung. Grundwasser, 11(3), 217-225.

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