Local problem-based a posteriori error estimators for discontinuous Galerkin approximations of reactive transport

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We consider adaptive discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods for solving reactive transport problems in porous media. To guide anisotropic and dynamic mesh adaptation, a posteriori error estimators based on solving local problems are established. These error estimators are efficient to compute and effective to capture local phenomena, and they apply to all the four primal DG schemes, namely, symmetric interior penalty Galerkin, nonsymmetric interior penalty Galerkin, incomplete interior penalty Galerkin, and the Oden-Babuška-Baumann version of DG. Numerical results are provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed error estimators.

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