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Journal of Porous Media
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Journal of Porous Media

DOI: 10.1615/JPorMedia.2019024580
pages 889-922


A. V. Praseeja
Civil Engineering Department, Government Engineering College Trichur, Kerala, India
N. Sajikumar
Civil Engineering Department, Government Engineering College Trichur, Kerala, India


Groundwater resources have been polluted by many sources. Among them, spillages of oil and similar petroleum products now become a common experience worldwide. This nonaqueous phase liquid (NAPL) can easily migrate downward through the unsaturated (vadose) zone and become widely distributed in the water table. Therefore, it is important to develop a methodology for monitoring and analyzing the movement of these contaminants through the vadose zone for the effective design of remediation schemes. This review discusses the equations involved in the numerical simulation of multiphase flow and the recent development of various multiphase models. In addition, this study emphasizes the advancement of laboratory works using image analysis techniques. Overall, this study reviews the important features and limitations of existing remediation methods and highlights the applicability of natural fibers for the development of a sustainable cleanup technology against oil spill problems.


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