Civil and Environmental Engineering MS Project Presentation: Linley Mescher
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:30am

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Linley Mescher's MS Project Presentation: "Evaluating the Applicability of MODFLOW plus MT3D-USGS: Borden Case Study."

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 10:30am
Location: Engineering Building 202L (CEE Conference Room)
Adviser: Dr. Gywnn Johnson

Groundwater is essential to communities around the world for drinking, industrial, and agricultural purposes. MODFLOW is a modelling program that uses the three-dimensional continuity equation in
a finite difference approach to simulate groundwater flow in an aquifer. MT3D-USGS is a MODFLOW package that simulates contaminant transport. This study used MODFLOW2005 with MT3D-USGS to build a model simulating contaminant transport in Borden, Ontario. A study conducted at the Borden site in 1982 injected a solution of eight solutes to test the transport of contaminants over three years. Initial simulations showed similar transport characteristics for chloride and carbon tetrachloride as compared to observed results. Concentration distributions varied significantly between observed and simulated results. MODFLOW with MT3D-USGS proved effective in modeling transport characteristics for the Borden site.