Groundwater Flow & Solute Transport Modeling Service
From Our Expertise
SSP&A is probably best known for its work in modeling. Since the company was established in 1979, SSP&A has applied modeling codes and techniques to over 300 investigations of varying complexity.
In the process, groundwater flow and solute transport modeling has become SSP&A's trademark. Whereas running a model and producing results are performed by many environmental firms, SSP&A recognizes that modeling is a tool that must be applied correctly and only with a clear understanding of the hydrologic system in order to produce meaningful results.
- Simulation of groundwater flow;
- Assessment of the effects of developing a groundwater resource;
- Identification of the optimal design of groundwater development schemes;
- Management of aquifer systems;
- Evaluation of the impacts of waste disposal and mining activities on aquifer systems over time;
- Evaluation of the use of aquifers as reservoirs for heat energy storage and for groundwater recharge.
- Conjunctive use evaluations;
- Simulation and analysis of storm-flow;
- Evaluation of river/aquifer interaction in riparian zones;
- Assessment of basin-scale river allocation;
- Development of agricultural water-budgets;
- Analysis of tidal mixing.
- Simulation of contaminant flow and transport;
- Evaluation of the movement and fate of dissolved and/or immiscible contaminants;
- Dissolved organic and inorganic chemical interaction;
- Assessment of the efficacy and response over time of aquifer remediation schemes;
- Simulation of in-situ leaching;
- Assessment of saltwater intrusion into coastal aquifers.
Beyond the application of models, SSP&A provides leadership in modeling techniques and software development. SSP&A literally wrote the book on solute transport simulation (Applied Contaminant Transport Modeling – Theory & Practice). SSP&A developed and distributes the latest versions of the most widely used solute transport simulator in the world, MT3D. With its expertise in model development, SSP&A can modify codes to fit the needs of a particular site or problem. SSP&A is also involved in the continuing development of PEST, a robust and comprehensive parameter estimation software program. Moreover, to promote the understanding and correct application of numerical modeling, SSP&A periodically provides training courses in numerical modeling to experienced environmental professionals.