aquifer energy News

  • Idaho aquifer decline could hinder radioactive monitoring

    A continued drop in underground water levels could make it more difficult to monitor the movement of radioactive contamination in an aquifer below an eastern Idaho nuclear facility, scientists say. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in a 36-page report released Monday said the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer level has dropped below ...


    By Associated Press

  • Air & thermal coupling

    SVOffice 2009 Professional Coupling The Professional version of each SVOffice 2009 software package gives you the capability to fully couple your model with other packages. Coupling allows the solution of multiple processes within the context of a single modeling problem. Click here to learn more about all available SVOffice 2009 software coupling options. Borehole Thermal ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • Too soon to tap Namibia`s groundwater find, experts say

    The extraction of the much needed water from a large underground aquifer in northern Namibia may need to wait for further studies, officials have warned at a water investment conference. The aquifer, discovered in July, may contain enough water to sustain about one million people living in the area for 400 years at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Los Alamos Drills to Record-breaking Depths

    The EM-supported Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory is pushing the limits of drilling technology with the use of a sonic drill rig to drill coreholes more than 1,100 feet deep in support of a chromium remediation project. The project is an initiative to remediate a chromium plume in the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Turning stormwater into drinking water

    CSIRO scientists have bottled ‘Recharge’ , pure drinking water that was once stormwater. “This is an exciting demonstration of the value of stormwater and the drinking water that can be produced from it by using a combination of natural treatment processes and engineered methods,” CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Urban Water Stream Leader Dr Peter Dillon said. The water was captured ...

  • Wind power helps Texas town desalinate groundwater

    The first project in the United States to use wind power to desalinate drinking water for an inland municipality rather than a coastal town has just received a $500,000 grant from the Texas state Office of Rural Community Affairs, ORCA. The $1.075 million pilot project utilizing wind power to desalinate brackish groundwater in West Texas will be located in the small city of Seminole in Gaines ...

  • Aerobic cometabolism of tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

    Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) is a problem contaminant because of its widespread use, potential toxicity and persistence in the environment. Like other chlorinated solvents, remediation of PCE in soil and ground water has proven to be very difficult. While there has been has been widespread success under anaerobic conditions, the application of bioremediation under aerobic conditions has not been as ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Fracking fuels water fights in nation`s dry spots

    The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface. Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale ...


    By Associated Press

  • Jaffna aquifer depleting from overuse

    The single limestone aquifer, which is the main source of freshwater in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula, is gradually depleting through overuse, researchers say. "The area suffers from severe groundwater imbalance which might reach crisis proportions in the future," Shanti de Silva, one of two scientists who ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • October Tech Tip: Metals Sorption and pH

    At the ambient pH of most aquifers many dissolved metals (Ag, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Li, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn) are present as positively charged ions (cations). Transport of these dissolved cations is often controlled by sorption to negatively charged surfaces including sediment iron oxides (e.g., goethite, ferrihydrite, and hematite). At low pH, iron oxides take on a positive charge and sorption of metal ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Underground oasis may boost Egypt`s development

    The Egyptian government is launching work on experimental wells in the desert following a discovery of new access points to a huge underground water oasis spanning Chad, Egypt, Libya and Sudan. The underwater aquifer, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Moving Away From Dams for Water Storage

    With California facing more drought, it’s important to consider more efficient options like aquifer recharge California, with its huge water demand, deep and frequent droughts, and a willingness to pioneer, has often been at the forefront of water management. In California’s tradition of ambitious water projects, the bold ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • GAMA & GE to bring water to Northern Jordan through US$1bn pipeline

    A milestone in a strategically important new water supply that will help alleviate a severe water shortage in Jordan’s capital and surrounding area has been reached with funding of construction of a pipeline project by GAMA Energy A.S., a joint venture between GAMA Holding A.S. and GE (NYSE:GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services. The US$1 billion Disi Water Conveyance Project includes construction ...


    By General Electric

  • 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

  • Recycled Carbon Fiber Strengthens Pervious Concrete

    The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is a dramatic example of some increasingly common water problems because it faces a triple threat: The sea level is rising from climate change. The city is sinking due to low aquifer water levels from overuse. Impervious concrete covers so much ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Summer field work set to begin!

    We’ve been busy here at AltaRock preparing for additional testing of the EGS well, which is scheduled to begin the last week of August. We’ve been lining up contractors, cranes, well-bore evaluation equipment, and crew for the operations. Compared to our field activities last summer and fall, the field work planned for 2013 is short and sweet, but it is critical to keep the Newberry ...


    By AltaRock Energy, Inc.

  • U.S. Groundwater Reserves More Limited Than Assumed

    Deep ‘fossil aquifers’ are more likely than expected to be brackish or contaminated As groundwater depletion accelerates in the United States, civilization has responded by unsustainably drilling deeper wells. Tapping deep “fossil aquifers” does offer a ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Henry ‘Hank’ Baski receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

    Henry “Hank” Baski, president of Baski Inc., Englewood, Colorado, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Baski holds seven patents and continues to develop new ...

  • Site`s groundwater, soil cleanup working

    The effort to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the nation's only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons has been effective so far and will continue for years, according to the first five-year review of the site. Pantex in the Texas Panhandle was added to the national Superfund cleanup list in 1994 because of past site practices that included burning chemicals in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Water, energy and food

    Increasing environmental awareness, the price increase in electricity rates and the declining availability of water (both quality and quantity) involve finding solutions that promote efficient use of water and energy.  The efficient use of water and energy is defined as "the ability to achieve desired production goals using the least amount of water ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

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