Groundwater Modeling of Nitrates
Modeling Fate and Transport of Nitrates from Septic Systems, Sewage Effluent, and Agricultural Practices
Nitrate groundwater contamination can originate from a variety of sources including septic system, untreated raw sewage effluent, and agricultural application of fertilizers and pesticides. Visual MODFLOW is commonly used for modeling the fate of nitrates in groundwater. Various approaches can be used, but the most common use a version of MODFLOW (2005 or NWT) and MT3DMS.
Online References using Visual MODFLOW
Note: Waterloo Hydrogeologic does not imply endorsement of software from the authors of these publications/reports (and their associated organization/company).
- Nitrate Fate and Transport Simulation Models (from USGS)
- Development of nitrate response curves using MODFLOW-MODPATH, MODFLOW-MT3DMS, and lumped parameter model
- Literature Review of Nitrogen Fate and Transport Modeling
- Use of Numerical Models to Simulate Transport of Sewage-Derived Nitrate in a Coastal Aquifer, Central and Western Cape Cod, Massachusetts