aquifer pollution Articles

  • ANN-based approach for the estimation of aquifer pollutant source behaviour

    The problem of identifying an unknown pollution source in polluted aquifers, based on known contaminant concentration measurements, is part of the broader group of issues called inverse problems. This paper investigates the feasibility of solving the groundwater pollution inverse problem by using artificial neural networks (ANNs). The approach consists first in training an ANN to solve the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Pollution

    Water pollution is a major global problem that requires ongoing evaluation and revision of water resource policy at all levels (from international down to individual aquifers and wells). It has been suggested that it is the leading worldwide cause of deaths and diseases, and that it accounts for the deaths of more than 14,000 people daily. In addition to the acute problems of water pollution in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Use in the Mining Industry

    Freshwater resources are protected as industry begins to put emphasis on sustainability The mining industry has a great impact on water resources, both depleting water supplies with high usage and polluting them with discharges or seepage from tailings or waste rock impoundments. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • Estimating contaminant-flushing rates for heterogeneous aquifers

    Groundwater remediation evaluations typically include cleanup time projections. Current batch flushing-rate equations and analytical models often used to estimate groundwater cleanup rates typically underestimate cleanup times, with a major factor the flawed assumption of aquifer homogeneity. Numerical modelling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport is a time-intensive and costly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The chemical evolution of groundwater in the Kerman plain aquifer, Iran

    A comprehensive hydrogeochemical study was carried out in the Kerman Plain Aquifer, Iran. Groundwater samples were collected from 58 sites. Groundwater was analysed for major constituents (Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl−, SO42− HCO3−. Different methods including composite diagrams, saturation indices and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Water quality management of aquifer recharge using advanced tools

    Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) with recycled water or other alternative resources is one of the most rapidly growing techniques that is viewed as a necessity in water-short areas. In order to better control health and environmental effects of MAR, this paper presents two case studies demonstrating how to improve water quality, enable reliable tracing of injected water and better control and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sensitivity of groundwater flow with respect to the drain–aquifer leakage coefficient

    Mitigation measures may be used to prevent soil and water pollution from waste disposal, landfill sites, septic or chemical storage tanks. Among them, drains and impervious barriers may be set up. The efficiency of this technique can be evaluated by means of groundwater modeling tools. The groundwater flow and the leakage drain–aquifer interactions are implemented in a conforming finite ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact on Gaza aquifer from recharge with partially treated wastewater

    The Gaza Strip suffers from high pressure imposed on its water resources. There is a deficit of about 50 mm3 every year, which has led to a declination of groundwater level and deterioration of groundwater quality. New water resources are sought to fulfil the water deficit; among them is the artificial recharge of treated wastewater to groundwater. The impact of recharging partially treated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • pH and redox buffering systems of landfill leachate contaminated aquifer materials

    Introduction of landfill leachate into an aerobic aquifer leads to a variety of redox and pH buffering reactions between dissolved chemical species and aquifer sediments, which play profound effects on the behaviours of contaminants beneath and down gradient from the landfill. The specific objective of this study was to determine the spatial and temporal variations of pH and redox buffering ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transport of enterococci and F+ coliphage through the saturated zone of the beach aquifer

    Coastal groundwater has been implicated as a source of microbial pollution to recreational beaches. However, there is little work investigating the transport of fecal microbes through beach aquifers where waters of variable salinity are present. In this study, the potential for fecal indicator organisms enterococci (ENT) and F+ coliphage to be transported through marine beach aquifers was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of 3D-fluorescence/PARAFAC to monitor the performance of managed aquifer recharge facilities

    3D-fluorescence spectroscopy was used as a monitoring tool to describe the fate and transport of dissolved organic matter (DOM) during groundwater recharge using recycled water, imported water, and stormwater at a managed aquifer recharge site in California. The study was supplemented by analysis of conservative wastewater-derived trace organic chemicals using liquid chromatography coupled ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrate Accumulation and Other Components of the Groundwater in Relation to Cropping System in an Aquifer in Southwestern Spain

    Inappropriate farming techniques and 4 years of drought (1992–1995) produced conditions for high nitrate concentration in an aquifer located in the Province of Seville (Southwest Spain). The objectives of this study were to study groundwater components and to determine the relationship between the cropping system and nitrate concentrations in groundwater. From October 1994 to May 1996, 16 ...


    By Springer

  • What are the biggest sources of water pollution?

    Water pollutants can come in many different forms and can have dramatic impacts on fragile ecosystems and aquatic life. There are a huge number of different sources of pollutants and each can have very different levels of harmfulness and environmental impact. In order to explain this further this article explains why water pollution is such an issue,as well as some of its main ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Assessment of groundwater vulnerability to nitrate pollution caused by agricultural practices

    Environmental risk assessment is a step towards identification, analysis, and classification of risk factors and thus reduction of the possibility of adverse consequences. In this research, a novel approach for environmental risk assessment on groundwater pollution is applied. By combination of aquifer vulnerability DRASTIC map, pollution severity and prioritizing of the plain regions by the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of regional groundwater quality using PCA and geostatistics in the urban coastal aquifer, East Coast of India

    A systematic groundwater quality-monitoring program was conducted, and a total of 201 groundwater samples were collected. Multivariate and geostatistical techniques were employed to investigate major contamination types and its spatial characteristics in the study area. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) reveals that salinity (Factor 1) and nutrient (Factor 2) are very predominant contaminants in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?

    The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Research on the evaluation method of groundwater quantity and pollution vulnerability

    Current research on groundwater vulnerability is aimed mainly at groundwater pollution vulnerability (GPV), and the vulnerability of groundwater quantity is seldom considered. It is important to carry out the groundwater vulnerability evaluation for the management of groundwater resources. This paper presents evaluation models and methods for assessing groundwater quantity and pollution ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Permeable Adsorbing Barriers for groundwater remediation from hexavalent chrome pollution

    Chrome ions removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto an activated carbon (Aquacarb 207EA by Sutcliffe Carbon) and a South African coal char is illustrated. Different chrome concentrations, pH and salinity levels are tested. Experimental data are interpreted by means of a Langmuir approach-based model. Results show that a Permeable Adsorbing Barrier (PAB) made of Aquacarb 207EA can ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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