aquifer pumping Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Confined aquifer responses to pumping – potential impacts on plume migration

    Pressure waves are transmitted in confined aquifers with relatively little damping compared with surficial phreatic aquifers. Confined aquifers may therefore be subject to abrupt and far-reaching changes in the rate and direction of groundwater flow due to changes in well pumping. Where there is a mechanism for contaminants to reach a confined aquifer, the contaminant migration within the aquifer ...

  • 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

  • Assessment of water qualities and evidence of seawater intrusion in a deep confined aquifer: case of the coastal Djeffara aquifer (Southern Tunisia)

    Geochemical analyses of groundwater samples from the Djeffara confined aquifer (Southern Tunisia) were performed. The distribution of saline waters was investigated to identify the origin of the groundwater contamination. The aquifer was shown to be affected by an abnormal increase in groundwater salinity. Near the recharge zone, the groundwater salinity does not exceed 2.5 g l−1 but ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of sea level rise and over-pumping on seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers

    Climate change, sea level rise, over-pumping and saltwater intrusion present some of the future challenges of water resources management in coastal areas. Over-abstraction is considered one of the main causes of seawater intrusion and the rise in sea levels accelerates the intrusion. With the combined impact of sea level rise and over-pumping the problem becomes exacerbated and requires urgent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of over-pumping and sea level rise on seawater intrusion in Gaza aquifer (Palestine)

    Seawater intrusion is considered as one of the main processes that degrade water quality by raising salinity to levels exceeding acceptable drinking water standards. Over-abstraction is the main cause of seawater intrusion. Moreover, climate change and sea level rise speed up seawater intrusion. This paper presents the development of a coupled transient finite element model for simulation of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Surrogate-based pumping optimization of coastal aquifers under limited computational budgets

    The computationally expensive variable density and salt transport numerical models hinder the implementation of simulation-optimization routines for coastal aquifer management. To reduce the computational cost, surrogate models have been utilized in pumping optimization of coastal aquifers. However, it has not been previously addressed whether surrogate modelling is effective given a limited ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantitative Assessment of Regional Rock Aquifers, South-Western Quebec, Canada

    The population of the St. Lawrence Lowlands platform in south-western Quebec, Canada, is heavily dependent on groundwater. The present study summarizes the quantity, quality and sustainability estimations of the groundwater resources found mainly in sedimentary rock aquifers. Results show that the regional groundwater flow in the considered domain of 1,500 km2 is 97.7 Mm3/y with: 86.6% ...


    By Springer

  • Stanford Researchers Link Aquifer Overdraft to Arsenic Contamination

    In a recent study, researchers used satellite data to establish a link between excessive pumping from California aquifers and dangerous arsenic concentration spikes in the groundwater of the Tulare Basin. This promises to be an important early warning system for the growing problem of arsenic contamination, which potentially threatens ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Modelling biological Cr(VI) reduction in aquifer microcosm column systems

    Several chrome processing facilities in South Africa release hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) into groundwater resources. Pump-and-treat remediation processes have been implemented at some of the sites but have not been successful in reducing contamination levels. The current study is aimed at developing an environmentally friendly, cost-effective and self-sustained biological method to curb the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Simulation of seawater intrusion in the Nile Delta aquifer under the conditions of climate change

    The problem of seawater intrusion is encountered in almost all coastal aquifers. Because of its higher density, the seawater migrates inland into freshwater aquifers even without any pumping activities. Excessive pumping of groundwater would accelerate seawater intrusion. Climate change and sea level rise represent critical parameters affecting the rate and degree of seawater intrusion. In ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Groundwater Flow in Arsenic-Contaminated Aquifer, Mekong Delta, Cambodia

    ABSTRACT To advance understanding of hydrologies I influences on As concentrations within groundwaters of Southeast Asia, the flow system of an As-rich aquifer on the Mekong Delta in Cambodia where flow patterns have not been disturbed by irrigation well pumping was examined. Monitoring of water levels in a network of installed wells, extending over a 50knr area, indicates that groundwater ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Relevance of hydrological parameters in artificial recharge sites selection and assessment in a granitic aquifer

    Due to increasing demand of groundwater and indiscriminant pumping, groundwater levels have been declined beyond economic levels and the natural recharge is not enough. Thus enhancing recharge to the groundwater system through artificial means has been evident. Depending on the situation, a variety of methods have been in practice but assessing their efficacy as well as optimal site selection has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pump it up

    Aligning itself with a major equipment supplier and dealer helps the company access the tools and expertise it needs without risking too much capital. Aquatech is the distributor for Godwin Pumps of America in Ontario, Nunavut, Newfoundland and Eastern Labrador, all resource-rich territories. A recent purchase of Godwin by ITT Corporation has expanded the lineup of mine sector pumps. The company ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Pump/Recharge Rate Affects Saltwater Intrusion

    Untitled Document Many areas of the world use groundwater as their main source of fresh water supply. With the worlds population increasing ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Numerical evaluation of pumping well transmissivity estimates in laterally heterogeneous formations

    Transmissivity estimates derived from non-steady-state, single well, constant discharge, aquifer tests in laterally heterogeneous environments generally are questioned relative to their representativeness of aquifer conditions. Drawdown in pumping wells reflects the removal of water from storage in the aquifer and transient refraction of groundwater path-lines during the evolution of a ...


    By Springer

  • Combining economic policy instruments with desalinisation to reduce overdraft in the Spanish Alto Guadalentín aquifer

    This paper analyses the cost-effectiveness of combining several economic policy instruments to address the problem of non-renewable pumping in the Alto Guadalentín aquifer in southeastern Spain, one of the most extreme cases of aquifer depletion in Europe. Our results show that all instruments have significant economic impacts. However, the future availability of desalinisation would notably ...


    By IWA Publishing

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