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VLEACH

Last Revision Date: 07/11/2011 View as PDF
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Model Abbreviated Name:

VLEACH
Model Extended Name:

VLEACH
Model Overview/Abstract:
VLEACH is a one-dimensional, finite difference model for making preliminary assessments of the effects on ground water from the leaching of volatile, sorbed contaminants through the vadose zone. The program models four main processes: liquid-phase advection, solid-phase sorption, vapor-phase diffusion, and three-phase equilibration. In an individual run, VLEACH can simulate leaching in a number of distinct polygons, which may differ in terms of soil properties, recharge rates, depth of water, or initial conditions. Modeling results in an overall, area-weighted assessment of ground-water impact.
Keywords: Vadose, soil, leaching, 1-dimensional
Model Technical Contact Information:
Mingyu Wang
Center for Subsurface Modeling Support
wang.mingyu@epa.gov
580-436-8656

The model was developed by Varadhan Ravi and Jeffrey A. Johnson of Dynamac Corporation. It is maintained by the U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division (SPRD), Center for Subsurface Modeling Support (CSMoS).

Model Homepage: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/gwerd/csmos/models/vleach.html

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Technical Requirements
Computer Hardware
PC running Windows 95 or higher
Compatible Operating Systems
DOS, Windows
Other Software Required to Run the Model
Fortran
Download Information
This model is available for download t http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/gwerd/csmos/models/vleach.html
Using the Model
Basic Model Inputs
Site-specific inputs are required for aquifer hydrogeological properties, contaminant fate and transport properties, and recharge and vadose zone water saturation properties.
User Support
User's Guide Available?
The model is approved by EPA for regulatory uses.User needs only moderate level of technical education and/or modeling experience. The user should have an understanding of ground water flow and contaminant transport governing equations and the solutions of those equations.

Documentation can be downloaded here.

For a paper copy of the User's Manual, send requests to: The Center for Subsurface Modeling Support (CSMoS), R.S. Kerr Research Center, P.O. Box 1198, Ada OK 74820. CSMoS will mail the requested manuals to the requestor.

To receive the User's Manual in magnetic or optical format, send blank CDs, Zip disks, or 3.5" floppy diskettes to: The Center for Subsurface Modeling Support (CSMoS), R.S. Kerr Research Center, P.O. Box 1198, Ada OK 74820. CSMoS will copy the requested manuals to the supplied disks and return them to the requestor.

Provides: (1) an abstract or abstract equivalent in the introduction, (2) schematic/diagram showing model structure and interaction of model components, (3) equations, equation solution methodologies, and related simplifying assumptions, (4) example input/output files, (5) input and output variable documentation including definitions, units, temporal/spatial dimensions, temporal/spatial resolution options, and (if applicable such as with FORTRAN) format, (6) guidance on selecting and/or estimating values and/or distributions for input variables (including guidance on calibration and selecting default values and/or distributions), and (7) guidance on the analysis and interpretation of output.

Availability of User Support
Contact CSMOS.

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Summary of Model Structure and Methods
The model uses fixed units (S.I. and U.S.).The model provides mathematical guidance to assist the user when selecting modeling parameters.

Governing equations are solved numerically.

Model Evaluation
The program and user's manual were internally peer reviewed by EPA's Office of Research and Development Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division through the Center for Subsurface Modeling Support (CSMoS).

The model and user's manual were externally peer reviewed by outside peer reviewers and beta testers. The comments from these testers were reviewed by EPA's Office of Research and Development Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division.


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