groundwater pumping Articles

  • Alternative water supply and treatment solutions in Durban (SA)

    As a result of persistent drought conditions in South Africa a customer (an international consumer goods producer with a production facility in Durban) experiences the pressure of limited availability of water. The ever dropping dam levels currently result in higher risk for intermittent water supply resulting in unplanned and forced production stops in case no water is available. Aquest Colsen ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Groundwater pump & treat and SIPEX skimmimg system

    GRS has supplied and installed a system for the abstraction of free-phase floating creosote contamination. The system comprises frequency controlled submersible pumps for precise hydraulic control and our motorised interface tracking system which, due to large local water table fluctuations, was modified to provide a product/water interface tracking range of 5m.Abstracted groundwater is pumped to ...


  • Effective Groundwater Monitoring Using Dedicated Pumping Tubes

    This article describes a groundwater monitoring procedure that does not require decontamination of pumping equipment, eliminates the chance of cross contamination between wells, and uses a surface pump.  Two surface pumps are described, one for water level depths less than 25 feet and one for water level depths greater than 25 feet. Install Dedicated Pumping Tubes ...


    By RotaPump, Inc

  • Optimal groundwater contamination monitoring using pumping wells

    This study presents a new method for selecting monitoring wells for optimal evaluation of groundwater quality. The basic approach of this work is motivated by difficulties in interpolating groundwater quality from information collected for only few sampled wells. The well selection relies on other existing data relevant to contaminant distribution in the sampling domain, e.g. predictions of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Replacement of Expensive Groundwater Pump and Treat System Pump and Treat System with Bioremediation

    Introduction Prior operations at a former Microwave electronics facility inSunnyvale, California, resulted in tetrachloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene ( TCE), cis-1,2-dichloroethene (DCE) and vinyl chloride (VC) impacts to soil and groundwater. In 1985, a groundwater pump and treat (P&T) system was implemented to address groundwater impacts. In 1996, CDM began ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Dressing down groundwater contamination

    Unlike the late Paul Newman, who bottled his special-recipe salad dressing and sold it in supermarkets, Dr. Robert Borden simply mixes up his own 'dressing' and pumps it into the ground. That’s because the environmental engineering professor and his graduate students are more interested in feeding microbes to clean up contaminated groundwater than in making just another Ranch dressing. “It’s ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Decontaminating Groundwater Sampling Devices

    These studies are the second part of a two year project that examines decontaminating groundwater sampling devices. In the first year, the efficiency of various decontamination protocols was tested using small test pieces of materials that are commonly used in groundwater sampling devices. Those tests showed that a hot detergent wash and rinse followed by hot air drying (105°C) was the most ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Biobarriers for groundwater treatment: a review

    Biobarriers (BBs) are a new type of in situ technology for the remediation of contaminated groundwater. In recent years, this remediation technique has been more and more used in place of traditional Pump & Treat systems or other in situ technologies both in the USA and Europe. This work reviews the main experiences of BBs. The literature contains reports about tests ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Who Owns Groundwater?

    California’s drought underscores the need to improve how the state - and the rest of us - divvy up a resource in demand. Grapevines march across wires strung along rolling hills, their little trunks improbably supporting heavy black fruit. Cindy Steinbeck’s family has been farming this land since 1920. They grow Zinfandel, Viognier, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petite Syrah grapes but are ...


    By Ensia

  • Analysis of TNT and RDX in groundwater

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: TNT and RDX LIMIT OF DETECTION: TNT 1 ppb (mg/L), RDX: 5 ppb (mg/L) BACKGROUND: This application describes a field screening method for determining TNT and RDX concentrations in water. The method uses solid phase extraction to remove and preconcentrate the analytes from water. In the method, a 2 ...


  • Utilisation of air-groundwater exergy potential for improvement of the performance of heat pump systems

    This paper reports a study on the use of the non-flow air-groundwater exergy potential for improving heat pump performance. It is shown that for air/groundwater temperature differences of order 15°C, energy savings up to 50% may be expected for heat pumps operating either in the heating mode or in the cooling mode. It is also shown that the reduction in the energy required to drive the heat pump ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impact of pumping in open pit mining on groundwater flow: a case study

    The groundwater flow behaviour was analysed during pre-monsoon, monsoon, and post-monsoon seasons. At first, the groundwater model was analysed in the steady state, and then the same was applied in the transient state to predict the spatio-temporal behaviour of groundwater in the region. Transient flow model was also developed to estimate the potential impact of pumping of groundwater due to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ROMAG stainless steel installations for the largest groundwater pumping station in Switzerland

    The pumping station in Uetendorf near Thun, Switzerland, went into operation in March 2014, and pumps 25,000 l/min of water from a depth of 19 m. 40% of the drinking water in Switzerland is pumped out of groundwater streams. To guarantee an adequate long-term supply of drinking water in the greater region around the city of Thun, the public company WARET (Wasserversorgung Region Thun AG) was ...


    By ROMAG aquacare ag

  • Low Flow Groundwater Sampling Using RotaPump Inertial Lift Pump

    This article tells you how to perform low flow groundwater sampling using a portable, surface-mounted pump with no decontamination required before each use and  no chance of cross contamination between wells. An inertial lift pump moves a dedicated (stored in the well) pumping tube rapidly up and down.  A one-way valve on the bottom admits water on the down stroke and ...


    By RotaPump, Inc

  • Groundwater remediation pump and treat carberry, Manitoba case study

    Executive Summary Two of four underground gasoline tanks were removed from an old service station located in Carberry, Manitoba a number of years after the facility ceased operating. Two tanks were left on site and were used until 1985, when Manitoba Environment was notified that a domestic well in the vicinity of the abandoned site was contaminated with gasoline. The remaining tanks were ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Seeking optimal groundwater pumping strategies at Pinggu District in Beijing, China

    A simulation-based fuzzy optimization method (SFOM) was proposed for regional groundwater pumping management in considering uncertainties. SFOM enhanced the traditional groundwater management models by incorporating a response matrix model (RMM) into a fuzzy chance-constrained programming (FCCP) framework. RMM was used to approximate the input–output relationship between pumping actions ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal: the effect of groundwater conditions and intermittent operation

    Hand-pump subsurface arsenic removal (SAR) has been investigated in rural Bangladesh with different groundwater conditions and intermittent operation modes. Multiple injection-abstraction cycles were performed after injection of 1 m3 of aerated water. From these experiments it can be concluded that hand-pump SAR, in the traditional injection-abstraction design, does not provide drinking water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling of groundwater flow and heat transport

    Client: Transport for London Location: London Services: Groundwater Modelling Issues: Identifying the potential effects of pumping excess heat to the Chalk aquifer Summary: ESI was commissioned to test the feasibility of one of the possible solutions identified to prevent temperatures on the ...

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