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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 138202, 5 pages
Research Article

Intermittent Plurisink Model and the Emergence of Complex Heterogeneity Patterns: A Simple Paradigm for Explaining Complexity in Soil Chemical Distributions

1Department of Applied Mathematics, ETSI Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avenida Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
2Department of Applied Mathematics, ETSI Informáticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus de Montegancedo s/n, Boadilla del Monte, 28660 Madrid, Spain

Received 31 March 2015; Accepted 16 April 2015

Academic Editor: Jianchao Cai

Copyright © 2015 Miguel Ángel Martín et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The spatial complexity of the distribution of organic matter, chemicals, nutrients, and pollutants has been demonstrated to have multifractal nature. This fact supports the possibility of existence of some emergent heterogeneity structure built under the evolution of the system. The aim of this paper is providing a consistent explanation of the mentioned results via an extremely simple model.