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GAEA Technologies is very happy to announce the release of POLLUTE version 8.This is a significant upgrade to version 7 of POLLUTE and has a new much more intuitive user interface and many other new features.

The contaminant impact from sources such as landfills and spills will be dependent on the interaction between the engineered systems and the hydrogeology. Computer modeling may be used to simulate this interaction and to assess the probable contaminant impact of a contaminant source. In addition, computer modeling may be used to examine the effects of changes in the design and performance of the engineered systems, or the local hydrogeology.

The POLLUTEv8 program provides fast, accurate, and comprehensive contaminant migration analysis capabilities. This program implements a one and a half dimensional solution to the advection-dispersion equation.

Unlike finite element and finite difference formulations, POLLUTEv8 does not require a time-marching procedure, and thus involves relatively little computational effort while also avoiding the numerical problems of alternate approaches.

With more then thirty years utilization in industry, POLLUTEv8 is a well tested contaminant migration analysis program which is widely used in landfill design and remediation.

Landfill designs that can be considered range from simple systems on a natural clayey aquitard to composite liners, multiple barriers and multiple aquifers.

In addition to advective-dispersive transport, POLLUTEv8 can model:

  • initial concentration profile
  • non-linear sorption
  • radioactive and biological decay
  • transport through fractures
  • passive sinks
  • phase changes
  • time-varying properties

Models can be created from scratch or by selecting one of the many pre-created or user created templates: such as, Primary Liner Landfill, Primary and Secondary Liner Landfill, Vertical Migration, and Horizontal Migration.


Some of the features of POLLUTEv8 are:

  • New models can be easily created using either a blank model or template.
  • The program comes with templates for a primary liner landfill, a primary and secondary liner landfill, vertical migration, and horizontal migration.
  • User created models can be saved as templates and used to create other models.
  • A new more intuitive user interface makes the creation and editing of models quicker and easier.
  • Results can be calculated automatically when a variable is changed.
  • Results can be displayed as a listing or chart.
  • Charts include depth vs concentration, concentration vs time, flux vs time, concentration vs depth vs time, and depth vs time.
  • Results can be exported to Excel.
  • Results from other models or Excel can be imported and overlain on charts.

Existing features of POLLUTEv8 include:

  • Layers can contain 1, 2, or 3 dimensional fractures.
  • The diffusion coefficient, distribution coefficient, and phase change parameter can be specified for each layer.
  • The top boundary condition can be zero flux, constant concentration, or finite mass.
  • The bottom boundary condition can be zero flux, constant concentration, fixed outflow, or infinite thickness.
  • The subsurface concentrations can be calculated at specified times or the time of the maximum concentration can be automatically found by the program.
  • Radioactive or biological decay of the contaminant can be modeled.
  • An initial concentration profile at specified depths can be specified.
  • Freundlich and Langmuir non-linear sorption can be modeled.
  • Source, velocities, and layer properties can be varied with time (can be used model changes in the source, barriers, or flow patterns).
  • One or more passive sinks can be specified to model horizontal velocities in layers and the removal of contaminants.
  • Monte Carlo simulation can be used to evaluate the effects of uncertainty of model parameters.
  • Sensitivity analysis can be used to predict the expected range of concentration when parameter values are not known accurately.

The following research reports on contaminant transport, landfill design, and the use of the POLLUTE and MIGRATE software and can be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Background Documentation for POLLUTE and MIGRATE
  • Calculating Leakage through Composite Liner Systems
  • Waste Disposal Facility Site Selection and Design Considerations
  • 1-D Pollutant Migration in Soils of Finite Depth
  • Pollutant Transport Through Barriers
  • Movement of Pollutants through Clayey Soil
  • Leachate Detection or Hydraulic Control: Two Design Options
  • Geosynthetics: Environmental Applications in Waste Containment
  • Fractured till: Its Implications for Contaminant Impact Assessment
  • Consideration of Uncertainty regarding the Service lives of Engineered Systems in Assessing Potential Contaminant Impact
  • Composite Liners as Barriers: Critical Considerations
  • Analysis of Contaminant Transport Through Fractured Rock at an Ontario Landfill
  • A Semi-Analytic Model for Contaminant Migration in a Regular Two or Three Dimensional Fractured Network: Conservative Contaminants
  • Modeling of 2D Contaminant Migration in a Layered and Fractured Zone Beneath Landfills
  • Laboratory Determination of Chloride Diffusion Coefficient in an Intact Mudstone
  • A Finite Layer Technique for Calculating Three-Dimensional Pollutant Migration in Soil
  • Evaluation of the Hydraulic Conductivity of Aquitards
  • Contaminant Migration through Fractured till into an Underlying Aquifer
  • Contaminant Impact Assessment and the Contaminating Lifespan of Landfills
  • Contaminant Impact Due to Clogging
  • Long-term performance of containinant barrier systems
  • An Efficient Analysis of Pollutant Migration through Soil

There are a variety of licensing options available for POLLUTEv8. If the licensing option you require is not shown, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you a quote.

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Single User Price


For use on one computer only.

Network License


For use by one concurrent user on a network

Additional License


Additional concurrent user or single user computer

Annual Maintenance


Annual maintenance for single user license

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Upgrade to a Single User License of POLLUTEv8

Academic License


50% academic discount

Classroom License

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Unlimited number of users in a class

Annual maintenance for the first year is included in the price. After the first year annual maintenance is approximately 20% of the list price. Annual maintenance covers technical support, replacement registration codes, minor and major updates.

Price: $2,295.00
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