NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF THE DIFFUSION EQUATION FOR OXYGEN DIFFUSION IN SOIL
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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