EMSOFT User's Guide and Modeling Software (1997)
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Through a series of menus the user is prompted for several input choices to select a calculation method, chemical data, soil properties, and layer properties. The various calculation methods include Time-Averaged Flux, Flux vs. Time, Time- and Depth-Averaged Soil Concentration, Depth-Averaged Soil Concentration vs. Time and Soil Concentration vs. Depth. The user also has the option to determine cover layer thickness; the number of contaminant layers and their corresponding thickness; and the time period for averaging flux and soil concentration.
Input variables and their effect on model output are discussed within the manual. The model assumes the following conditions 1) a steady porewater flux, 2) homogeneous soil properties, and 3) chemicals are present in dissolved form and at low concentrations. The user friendly, menu driven EMSOFT model utilizes a DOS operating system and is written in Fortran programming language.
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