In: Helmig, R.,
W. Jäger, W. Kinzelbach, and P. Kabner, Modeling and Computation in Environmental Sciences
Proceedings of the First GAMM-Seminar at ICA Stuttgart, October 12-13, 1995, p. 146-157.
Direct and inverse modeling of multiphase flow systems
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
A modeling study is presented which demonstrates how the combination of simulation and
optimization techniques can be used to improve the design of a multi-component remediation
system. A series of computer codes has been developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory to solve forward and inverse problems in groundwater hydrology. Simulations
of non-isothermal, three-phase flow of volatile organic compounds in three-dimensional
heterogeneous media were performed. Inverse modeling capabilities have been developed
which can be used for both automatic model calibration and optimization of remediation
schemes. In this study, we discuss a sequence of simulations to demonstrate the potential
use of numerical models to design and analyze cleanup of a contaminated aquifer.