Multicomponent reactive transport modeling in variably saturated porous media
MIN3P was designed to investigate reactive transport in saturated and unsaturated porous media in partial equilibrium systems. The model is capable of simulating groundwater flow, advective-dispersive transport of dissolved species and advective-diffusive gas transport directly coupled with a variety of bio-geochemical and inorganic reactions. To date, processes considered are aqueous complexation, oxidation-reduction, gas dissolution-exsolution, ion exchange, surface complexation, mineral dissolution-precipitation, and microbially-mediated degradation reactions (for a timeline of these code additions and references, please refer to the page on Development History). For references and published examples by category, please see Previous Work & Publications. Continued research and code development is ongoing through several researchers and graduate students under supervision of Prof. Uli Mayer at the University of British Columbia, who are listed below.