aquifer Articles

  • The London aquifer

    The aquifer beneath London is subject to a considerable number of stresses including rising groundwater levels, abstraction sustainability, artificial recharge, saline intrusion, groundwater flooding, and the growth of ground source energy.  ESI has recently undertaken two key projects for the Environment Agency to aid the management of these pressures in a sustainable and cost effective ...


    By ESI Consulting

  • Characterising aquifer treatment for pathogens in managed aquifer recharge

    In this study the value of subsurface treatment of urban stormwater during Aquifer Storage Transfer Recovery (ASTR) is characterised using quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) methodology. The ASTR project utilizes a multi-barrier treatment train to treat urban stormwater but to date the role of the aquifer has not been quantified. In this study it was estimated that the aquifer barrier ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterising aquifer treatment for pathogens in managed aquifer recharge

    In this study the value of subsurface treatment of urban stormwater during Aquifer Storage Transfer Recovery (ASTR) is characterised using quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) methodology. The ASTR project utilizes a multi-barrier treatment train to treat urban stormwater but to date the role of the aquifer has not been quantified. In this study it was estimated that the aquifer barrier ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Where Is the Most Water Reuse Taking Place?

    Water reuse is becoming increasingly important as water scarcity becomes prevalent throughout the world. Whether it’s referred to as water reuse, water recycling, water reclamation, or another name, the resulting purified wastewater can be used in many applications, both potable and nonpotable. In some places, water reuse has been slow to catch on, particularly because of the so-called ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Five principles of uncertainty for modelers discussed in November-December issue of Groundwater

    If you’re a member of the NGWA Scientists and Engineers Section, you will soon receive your copy of the November-December 2017 of Groundwater®, an issue brimming with a wide range of topics. In his Guest Editorial, Randall J. Hunt offers five principles of uncertainty for groundwater modelers. He argues that uncertainty must ...

  • Investigating cross-contamination of aquifers

    Shallow aquifers can cross-contaminate deeper aquifers through penetration of an intervening aquitard, via sandy intervals in the aquitard, along well casings, across long well screens, or around aquitard pinchouts. Distinguishing among these potential pathways requires the use of evaluation tools that may support or eliminate certain pathways. These tools include groundwater gradient and ...


    By Springer

  • Union county aquifer restoration

    Client: Union County Water Conservation Board  Completion Date: 2003  Services Provided 65-MGD river intake Mechanically cleaned bar screen Two traveling water screens Quarter-mile-long access bridge with service deck Four 15,050 gpm vertical turbine intake pumps 48-inch raw water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Sparta aquifer master plan

    Client: Union County Water Conservation Board Completion Date: 2004 Services Provided Hydrogeologic modeling Evaluate alternative supplies Aquifer storage and recovery Dam and reservoir Wastewater reuse River supply Conservation 65-MGD river intake ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Method for remediation of aquifers

    The US Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract F41624-99 C-8033 awarded by the United States Air Force Material Command. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the InventionThis invention relates to the remediation of contaminated ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Abandon Well Contaminate Aquifer

    This article points out the magnitude of this urgent issue.  An abandoned well becomes an opening into an aquifer which is likely to introduce contamination.  Filling it in is a critical component of protecting the well water supply.  Click here to read the ...

  • Aquifer storage & recovery

    Client: City of Wichita, Kansas  Completion Date: November 2001  Services Provided Program management Hydrogeological engineering Water quality monitoring Design criteria development Water accounting system Public information program Permitting agency reviews ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Mapping of freshwater aquifers case study

    Big Pine Key, Florida The Nature Conservancy is coordinating investigations to document the physical and biological changes that will occur on small oceanic islands as a result of sea level rise. Big Pine Key, FL is one of the primary areas of investigation because of extensive previous work and that a large portion of the island is a National Wildlife Refuge and therefore not subject to ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Virus Transport Experiments in a Sandy Aquifer

    Abstract  The occurrence of human enteric viruses in ground water has been well documented in the literature. Bacteriophages such as MS-2 and PRD1 have properties similar to pathogenic human viruses suggesting that bacteriophages can be used as proxies for virus transport. The objective of this study is to investigate a “worst case scenario” for virus transport in a ground water aquifer, ...


  • TCE Remediation in Saprolite and Bedrock Aquifers

    Site Summary Subsurface investigations at this operating manufacturing facility revealed TCE contamination in saprolite and bedrock aquifers. The complicated site geology created the need for a remedial strategy effective in tight soil and fractured bedrock. Accelerated bioremediation using HRC was selected for a pilot study because its use offered a remedial method that would not interrupt ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Mathematical modeling for solute transport in aquifer

    Groundwater pollution may occur due to human activities, industrial effluents, cemeteries, mine spoils, etc. This paper deals with one-dimensional mathematical modeling of solute transport in finite aquifers. The governing equation for solute transport by unsteady groundwater flow is solved analytically by the Laplace transform technique. Initially, the aquifer is subjected to the spatially ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Suitability of cotton as an alternative crop in the ogallala aquifer region

    Renewed interest in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) production in the Ogallala Aquifer Region can be linked to development of early maturing varieties, rising energy costs, and declining water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer. The main objectives of this study were to assess the feasibility of growing cotton and estimate the cotton yield potential and the potential reduction in Ogallala Aquifer ...

  • Vertical microbiological variation of a coastal aquifer in southern China

    Microbial communities in a coastal aquifer in the Zhuhai region of southern China were investigated by culture-independent molecular approaches. Four 16S rRNA gene libraries of three groundwater samples from varied depths and one seawater sample were constructed and analysed by the amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis technique (ARDRA). The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the 16S ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Arsenic geochemistry in a biostimulated aquifer: An aqueous speciation study

    Stimulating microbial growth through the use of acetate injection wells at the former uranium mill site in Rifle, Colorado, USA, has been shown to decrease dissolved uranium (VI) concentrations through bacterial reduction to immobile uranium (IV). Bioreduction also changed the redox chemistry of site groundwater, altering the mobility of several other redox‐sensitive elements present in the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Field scale longitudinal dispersivities estimation in a karstic aquifer

    To simulate contaminant advective transport it is required to provide dispersivity values to the models, values that are unknown in many cases. In this paper a methodology is presented to estimate longitudinal dispersivities at field scale, based on the monitoring of groundwater quality at an unconfined aquifer that is below a waste disposal site with no liners for groundwater protection, and by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Soil aquifer treatment using advanced primary effluent

    Soil aquifer treatment (SAT) using primary effluent (PE) is an attractive option for wastewater treatment and reuse in many developing countries with no or minimal wastewater treatment. One of the main limitations of SAT of PE is rapid clogging of the infiltration basin due to high suspended solid concentrations. Some pre-treatment of PE before infiltration is likely to reduce this limitation, ...


    By IWA Publishing

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