well pumping Articles

  • Mobilization assessment and possibility of increased availability of PAHs in contaminated soil using column tests

    Surfactants are well known to increase solubility/mobility of hydrocarbons and can be used to remediate contaminated water and soil. We wanted to explore if Ivey sol R   106 used at less than the critical micelle concentration (CMC) could effectively mobilize PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) from contaminated soil. The first step was to establish a measurement technique. Hence, a ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Treatment of pumping wells case study

    Results from an Australian Trial Problem The pumping wells had accumulated fat and grease on their walls. With time septic conditions had set in giving rise to strong malodours and the local residents had started to complain about the smell. In addition acids produced under septic conditions were damaging the structural integrity of the pipes and pumps and increasing ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Hand-pumps as reservoirs for microbial contamination of well water

    The retention and release of total coliforms and Escherichia coli was investigated in hand-pumps removed from tubewells tapping a faecally contaminated aquifer in Matlab, Bangladesh, and from a new hand-pump deliberately spiked with E. coli. All hand-pumps were connected to reservoirs of sterile water and flushed. Faecal coliforms were observed in the discharge from all three of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Pumping wells & sewage lines case study

    Dorset Council - Bioremediation of Sewerage System The Dorset Municipality situated in the North East of Tasmania covers an area of 3196 km2. It comprises 14 townships, 10 water schemes and reticulated sewerage schemes for its two largest townships, Scottsdale and Bridport. Their populations are 1922 and 1234 respectively. Bridport’s population increases to approximately 6000 over ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Deep Well Measurement

    Pulsar's superior echo processing was proven once again in this difficult very deep Welsh wet well application featuring a 23m 'shot' that needed to follow the level between the heads of two submersible pumps. The reliability and versatility of the advanced echo processing technology in Pulsars non-contact ultrasonic range has been utilised at the SwanseaWasteWater TreatmentWorks, in a 23m deep ...

  • Regional modeling of wells

    The ability to represent wells in a regional three-dimensional numerical groundwater model is crucial for many modeling exercises. Such wells can either be measurement wells where groundwater levels are measured as a function of time, or wells can be pumping wells in which water is removed from the well and a drawdown cone is created in the water table surrounding the well. There are numerical ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Well oiled machines

    On November 1, 2004, Bridgewater's first oil skimmer began removing oil from its mill drains. At a cost of $6,500, the skimmer, supplied by Abanaki UK Ltd, represents a significant investment and underlies Bridgewater's commitment to enhancing the operation of its Effluent Treatment Plant. The acquisition of an oil skimmer materialized following lengthy periods of under performance from a ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Advances in Multilevel Well Technology

    Several detailed field studies performed at research sites in the 1980’s and 1990’s suggest that most contaminant plumes exhibit large variations in concentration over small vertical distances. These variations are caused by spatial variations in the contaminant source zones and heterogeneity of the geologic materials. Conventional monitoring wells have been shown to be ineffective for accurately ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Evaluation of a Horizontal Well

    Background: Air Sparging Air sparging is an in-situ remediation technology where air is injected into the saturated zone of an aquifer. It is an alternative to conventional ex-situ pump and treat systems for remediation of contaminated ground water. It is necessary to understand the pattern of air flow that will occur in the subsurface in order to determine the optimal placement, ...

  • A Natural Modeling Approach to Pumping Wells in Visual MODFLOW Flex

    The Waterloo Hydrogeologic software development team is constantly making improvements based on the feedback and suggestions from our worldwide users. Recently, our focus has been on redesigning the pumping wells boundary condition in Visual MODFLOW Flex. We chose to emulate the behavior from Visual MODFLOW Classic which provides a natural approach of defining the well discharge rate over the ...

  • Analytical Solutions for Free-Hydrocarbon Recovery using Skimmer and Dual-Pump Wells

    Accidental release of petroleum hydrocarbons to the subsurface may occur through spills around refineries, leaking pipelines, storage tanks or other sources. If the spill is large, the hydrocarbon liquids may eventually reach a water table and spread laterally in a pancake-like lens. Hydrocarbons that exist as a separate phase are termed light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL). The portion of the ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 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

  • Horizontal Well Rehabilitation at NASA Facility

    A horizontal groundwater extraction well at an active NASA facility in Louisiana was impacted by mineral scaling and bio-fouling affecting operations of the groundwater pump and the treatment system. A flow reduction of over 50% was observed. Directional Technologies, Inc. performed a series of horizontal well rehabilitation activities, that increases flow by 58%, which including mechanical ...

  • In-well Vapor Stripping - Technology Overview

    In-well vapor stripping technology involves the creation of a ground-water circulation pattern and simultaneous aeration within the stripping well to volatilize VOCs from the circulating ground-water. Air-lift pumping is used to lift ground-water and strip it of contaminants. Contaminated vapors may be drawn off for aboveground treatment or released to the vadose zone for biodegradation. ...


  • When are Oil Wells an Explosive Hazard?

    Contrary to popular belief, an oil well can be an explosive hazard even when it is not in operation (pumping steady). An EnergyWire review of federal labor statistics cited that the oil and gas sector experiences the most deaths from fires and explosions, compared to other private industries. Risks of Explosive Elements around Oil Wells A recent explosion in ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Extraction well design for DNAPL recovery.

    The potential for downward migration of dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) into deeper portions of a saturated hydrogeologic unit has important implications for successful groundwater remediation. Little information has been published regarding the design of extraction wells that allow DNAPL recovery without simultaneously creating a conduit for cross contamination by vertical migration ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • ECSMGE CONFERENCE 2015: Managing the Clogging of Groundwater Wells

    This is the poster or summary of a paper being presented at the XVI ECSMGE  - European Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering - in Edinburgh from 13th to 17th September 2015. Groundwater wells are common to many civil engineering projects and their operational performance can play a crucial role. The wells may be part of a construction dewatering system, ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

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