NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF THE DIFFUSION EQUATION FOR OXYGEN DIFFUSION IN SOIL

Authors

  • Aco Janićijević University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Karnegijeva 4, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Svetislav Savović University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science, R. Domanovića 12, Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Alexandar Djordjevich City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7251/cm.v1i7.4195

Abstract

By solving the diffusion equation using the explicit finite difference method, oxygen concentrations inside the soil are determined for various periods of time. Two different cases are investigated, with constant and daily changing air oxygen concentrations. It was concluded that the influence of the periodical change of the air oxygen concentration on the oxygen concentration in the soil was more pronounced for smaller diffusion times at smaller lengths of the soil profile.

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2017-12-27