hydraulic conductivity monitoring News

  • ASTM D7100 - 11 Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity Compatibility Testing of Soils with Aqueous Solutions

    1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers hydraulic conductivity compatibility testing of saturated soils in the laboratory with aqueous solutions that may alter hydraulic conductivity (for example, waste related liquids) using a flexible-wall permeameter. A hydraulic conductivity test ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA identifies case studies for hydraulic fracturing study / agency to conduct field work in various regions of the country starting this summer

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the Administration’s focus on ensuring that domestic resources are leveraged safely and responsibly, announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study. EPA has identified seven case studies to help inform the assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water ...

  • NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • China trial for new in-pipe monitor

    New technology, developed by Intellitect Water (UK), that provides visibility of water quality within the drinking water distribution network, is currently on trial in China. Shanghai based, Ewaters Environmental Science & Technology Co., Ltd, which specialises in water network modelling and data management, carried out the trial and their Managing Director, Weijun Zhang says, 'We are keen ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • EPA releases long-awaited final report on hydraulic fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in December its long-awaited final report on the effects of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources in the United States. The report provides a synthesis of information on impacts of ...

  • EPA identifies Pennsylvania sites for national study on hydraulic fracturing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the Administration’s focus on ensuring that domestic resources are leveraged safely and responsibly, announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study. EPA has identified seven case studies to help inform the assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water ...

  • Hydraulic Flow Control Valve for the Canal de Champfleury in Avignon /France

    ROMAG aquacare ag supplied not only the technical equipment and control for the flow control valve in the 7.0 m wide sewage channel, but also conducted the project planning. As part of a new overall concept for the drainage of the Agglomeration Grand Avignon, the treatment of the rain water from combined sewage had to be renovated after the new construction of the waste water treatment plant. ...


    By ROMAG aquacare ag

  • Lisbon trial shows benefits of in-pipe monitoring

    Andrew Donnelly, Senior Network Manager at Lisbon-based EPAL, which supplies water to more than 3 million people, reports on the success of a year-long collaborative study with Intellitect Water to monitor water quality in the city's extensive distribution network. In January 2010, EPAL commenced a pilot project to monitor water quality in Lisbon's distribution network using Intellitect ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • High resolution multi-level monitoring for bedrock aquifers

    This presentation describes a comprehensive approach for determining the nature, extent, transport and fate of contaminants at industrial sites on fractured rock, with emphasis on sedimentary rock, referred to as the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) approach. Development of this DFN approach began at a sandstone site in California in 1997, where the initial version of a method for measuring ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • HydraProbe selected to be used in Canada’s RISMA Network for Agricultural Monitoring

    A new study published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal investigated the field performance of 5 soil moisture instruments in heavy clay soils in the RISMA network. The HydraProbe outperformed TDR and capacitance-based soil sensors in terms of stability and accuracy in Manitoba’s agricultural soil. Much of soil in the Canadian Prairie ...

  • EPA selects Colorado, North Dakota sites as case study locations for national hydraulic fracturing study

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the Administration’s focus on ensuring that domestic resources are leveraged safely and responsibly, announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study.  EPA has identified seven case studies to help inform the assessment of potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water ...

  • New Waterloo System Installation Manual Online

    A completely new online version of the Waterloo Multilevel Groundwater Monitoring System Installation Manual is now available on the Solinst website. The Waterloo System is comprised of modular units designed to allow discrete monitoring of groundwater from several zones within a single borehole. A variety of portable and dedicated instrumentation allows users to retrieve samples, determine ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Onset Data Loggers Gather Baseline Water Quality Data in Potential Natural Gas Fracking Site

    Hydraulic fracturing, the process of injecting water and chemicals into shale to release natural gas, holds promise for addressing both energy and employment challenges in the United States. Experts estimate that the Marcellus Shale in New York and Pennsylvania alone could satisfy as much as 14 years of U.S. natural gas consumption and create nearly a quarter ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Free Software Lets You Use HydraProbe to Determine Soil Water Retention Curve

    The Soil Water Characteristics software is a hydraulic properties calculator, developed by the USDA and Washington State University. It estimates soil water tension, conductivity and water holding capability based on the soil texture, organic matter, gravel content, salinity, and compaction. The software is for Windows-based PCs and is available for free ...

  • Catch Oil Leaks Early at Hydroelectric Dams and Power Plants

    Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems from GE Analytical Instruments can detect the presence of oil immediately, monitor its buildup, measure hydrocarbon layer thickness, alert facility operators of oil presence or thickness, and activate control mechanisms to stop leaks before they become spills. Leakwise systems, consisting of a sensor and controller, offer a number of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Unique experiment with geotextile

    This is on behalf of Rivierenland Water Authority. Therefore, a  15 m wide and 0,5 m long GeoDetect filter and detection system, provided by Ten Cate, has been positioned vertically on the test dike. Over a period of one week, tests will be conducted to see if this approach can counteract piping. Sensors and water-pressure meters will be used for monitoring. GeoDetect was developed to detect ...


    By Deltares

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • Process safety redefined!

    This year, sera has developed four new types of multilayer diaphragm pumps and four new types of piston diaphragm pumps featuring the multilayer diaphragm technology. These include two types for the local, manual control (R-series) as well as two types with integrated control electronics (C-series). By offering the new piston diaphragm pumps, sera has responded to customer requests for ...


    By sera GmbH

  • EPA issues an imminent and substantial endangerment order to protect drinking water in Southern Parker County (TX)

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered a natural gas company in Forth Worth, Texas, to take immediate action to protect homeowners living near one of its drilling operations who have complained about flammable and bubbling drinking water coming out of their tap. EPA testing has confirmed that extremely high levels of methane in their water pose an imminent and ...

  • Proposed new ASTM vadose zone standard to aid in vapor intrusion evaluations

    A proposed new practice being developed by ASTM Subcommittee D18.21 on Ground Water and Vadose Zone Investigations will cover techniques for actively collecting soil gas samples from the vadose zone beneath buildings. WK18835, Practice for Active Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Vapor Intrusion Evaluations, is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. ...


    By ASTM International

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