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Modeling of the transport of explosive related compounds in soil
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Paper Abstract

The transport of Explosive Related Compounds (ERCs) has been studied as part of a research program aiming to the development of chemical sensors for detecting landmines. TNT and its degradation products typically make up the explosive charge in buried mines. The spatial and temporal distribution of concentrations of ERCs depends primarily on the mobility of the water phase since the main chemicals are transported through the liquid phase of the soil (water). This work presents an analytical approach to the description of the transport process. The model is based on the conservation equations applied to the vadose zone and predicts the concentration profiles of water and ERCs as a function of time. Techniques, such as linearization, variable transformations, and perturbation analysis are used in the development of the model. Results agree with experiments and numerical simulations previously reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7303, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV, 730309 (4 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817353
Show Author Affiliations
Maik Irrazábal, Univ. de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (United States)
S. P. Hernández-Rivera, Univ. de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (United States)
J. G. Briano, Univ. de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7303:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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