hydrogeological exploration Articles

  • Hydrogeology - A Global Perspective

    The field of groundwater hydrology and the discipline of hydrogeology have attracted a lot of attention during the past few decades. This is mainly because of the increasing need for high quality water, especially groundwater. This book, written by 15 scientists from 6 countries, clearly demonstrates the extensive range of issues that are dealt with in the field of hydrogeology. Karst ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Marine hydrogeology: recent accomplishments and future opportunities

    Marine hydrogeology is a broad-ranging scientific discipline involving the exploration of fluid–rock interactions below the seafloor. Studies have been conducted at seafloor spreading centers, mid-plate locations, and in plate- and continental-margin environments. Although many seafloor locations are remote, there are aspects of marine systems that make them uniquely suited for hydrologic ...


    By Springer

  • Pumping water to decontaminate a karstic spring

    After being struck by lightning, an underground military fuel tank lost all its contents. After a few hours, petrol mixed with foam began to flow out of the nearby Forame spring, situated about 400 m away and at a height of 7.0 m lower than the bottom of the tank. The spring feeds the Giavera stream which, after about 1000 m enters the upper Veneto plain, flowing into the irrigation network. ...


    By Varisco S.p.A

  • Analysis of the organic contaminants in the condensate produced in the in situ underground coal gasification process

    Addressing the environmental risks related to contamination of groundwater with the phenolics, benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene (BTEX) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which might be potentially released from the underground coal gasification (UCG) under adverse hydrogeological and/or operational conditions, is crucial in terms of wider implementation of the process. The aim ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk-Based Closure Considerations For Monitored Natural Attenuation

    ABSTRACT Recent advances in both the chemistry- and hydrogeology-based aspects of monitored natural attenuation (MNA) and in toxicology research have changed some of the traditional approaches to MNA for petroleum and chlorinated groundwater plume management. For MNA to be approved as a remedial approach, human health and the environment must still be protected. To demonstrate protection, ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Spolchemie site remediation and NanoRem field site application

    Site Remediation The Spolchemie site was chosen as one of the NanoRem case study sites, to test two types of nanoparticles (NPs) (zerovalent iron - nZVI and iron oxide NPs) for in situ remediation of BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes) contamination. Nanoremediation was seen as an opportunity to enhance the in situ biodegradation of the BTEX contaminants and to reduce the ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • The use of shallow high resolution seismic reflection data to determine drilling locations at the Apache powder superfund site.

    INTRODUCTION Groundwater contamination at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County, Arizona includes dissolved nitrate-N and perchlorate. Past studies have determined that these contaminants migrate laterally from a perched zone underlying Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. operating areas into the shallow aquifer of the San Pedro River alluvium (shallow aquifer). The base of both the ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Example of water level data logger use - case study

    Geo Kamp Limited is pleased to present a typical hydrogeologic project using Heron Water Level Data Loggers (referred to as the dipperLog). The accompanying hydrographs represent the data collected for a Test Well located near Lake Simcoe (north of Toronto) in 2010. It was difficult to coordinate the schedule of the water well contractor due to inclement weather (bitterly cold) and the project ...


    By HERON Instruments Inc.

  • Case study - Multilevel sampling and monitoring, Maryland, USA

    Challenges Volatile Organic Compounds contaminated the groundwater posing a risk to nearby private water supply wells. The traditional approach of drilling and sampling multiple boreholes did not provide adequate data to characterize groundwater flow and contaminant migration in the complex fractured bedrock. Solution Westbay System* was installed ...


  • Management of Mining, Quarrying and Ore-Processing Waste in the European Union

    At the request of the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission, BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) has conducted a study on the management of mining, quarrying and ore-processing waste in the European Union. This project was completed mainly through the use of questionnaire sent to sub- contractors in almost each country of the EU. To assess this information ...

  • Sinking Costs

    Today there is more pressure than ever for businesses to minimize costs and increase productivity. Companies are always looking for ways to reduce overall costs. Unfortunately, these efforts are often hampered when a company is faced with an environmental investigation. Regulatory agency requirements, such as determining the full horizontal and vertical extent of contamination in soil and/or ...


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