aquifer permeability News

  • Predicting the fate of underground carbon

    A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new modeling methodology for determining the capacity and assessing the risks of leakage of potential underground carbon-dioxide reservoirs. One strategy for mitigating greenhouse gases is to inject compressed carbon dioxide into natural aquifers made of permeable rock soaked with brackish salt water. Carbon ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • The risks of CO2 leakage through submarine ‘chimneys’

    NOC scientists are playing a key role investigating the risks of leaks from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage reservoirs situated under the seabed. Researchers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work with academics at the University of Southampton, who are leading the project, and the University of Edinburgh to better understand the risks involved in the storage of CO2 in depleted oil ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • ASTM E2856 - 11e1 Standard Guide for Estimation of LNAPL Transmissivity

    Application LNAPL transmissivity is an accurate metric for understanding LNAPL recovery, is directly proportional to LNAPL recoverability and tracking remediation progress towards residual LNAPL saturation. LNAPL transmissivity can be used to estimate the rate of recovery for a given drawdown from various technologies. LNAPL transmissivity is not an ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E2856 - 11 Standard Guide for Estimation of LNAPL Transmissivity

    LNAPL transmissivity is an accurate metric for understanding LNAPL recovery, is directly proportional to LNAPL recoverability and tracking remediation progress towards residual LNAPL saturation. LNAPL transmissivity can be used to estimate the rate of recovery for a given drawdown from various technologies. LNAPL transmissivity is not an ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA Honors Winners of First-Ever Campus RainWorks Challenge / University of Florida and Illinois Institute of Technology lead in design of green infrastructure on campus

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a new design challenge created to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure systems that reduce stormwater pollution and support sustainable communities. Stormwater is one of the most widespread challenges ...

  • Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?

    What is groundwater? Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation announces student awards

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation distributed a total of $4,000 in Farvolden Awards to four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2013 NGWA Summit — The National and International Conference on Groundwater that took place April 28-May 2 in San Antonio, Texas. Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for the ...

  • Parking on your Rentention Pond

    ADVANCED PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY is proud to announce another cutting edge technology milestone for stormwater management.  BASS™ (Bio-Aquifer Storm System) has provided a simple solution for stormwater detention requirements and now has successfully demonstrated its ability to provide a simple solution for stormwater retention.  Utilizing BASS™as an underground storage facility has ...


    By Advanced Pavement Technology

  • New tool could aid safe underground storage of CO2, says MIT

    To prevent global warming, researchers and policymakers are exploring a variety of options to significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide that reaches the atmosphere. One possible approach involves capturing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide at the source -- an electric power plant, for example -- and then injecting them underground. While theoretically promising, the technique has never ...

  • University of Florida in Gainesville, FL wins First Prize for Large Institutions RainWorks Challenge

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida won first prize among large institutions in the Agency’s first Campus RainWorks Challenge. EPA created the challenge to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure. The design submitted by the winning team ...

  • EPA Settlements with Violators Benefit Communities

    In 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked with companies that violated environmental laws to bring more than $1.8 million in benefits to communities in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. These benefits came from supplemental environmental projects, or SEPs, as part of settlement agreements with companies. SEPs contribute to EPA’s goals of protecting public health and ...

  • Environmental well sealing new product announcement:

    AquaBlok, Ltd., manufacturers of innovative claybased composite materials, is proud to announce the introduction of a new family of annular well sealant materials that benefit from the company’s patented delivery system for bentonite sealant materials. HoleBlok+ annular sealants combines two well-established and proven technologies; zerovalent iron (ZVI) and bentonite to form a unique ...


    By AquaBlok, Ltd.

  • Chile to Host 2nd Edition of the LatAm Mine Water Conference Under the Patronage of Sernageomin.

    After a successful inaugural conference in Brazil, the 2013 edition of the LatAm Mine Water Conference will be held in Santiago this August under the theme “Innovative strategies for sustainable water management.” Reports state that the Chilean copper industry consumes more water than most others, from one of the driest places on earth. In 2009, Chilean copper consumed approximately ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Keystone XL foes undaunted by State Department report

    With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections. Supporters and opponents both were quick to claim victories with the U.S. State Department report released Friday, which raised no ...


    By Associated Press

  • Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

    Membrane development has reached a plateau of productivity, yet commercial products still face quality and performance issues in the field. What impact are new entrants having on a mature and competitive playing field? ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Unlock the power of FEHM with SVOFFICE 5/WR

    SVOFFICE 5/WR integrates the front-end of our acclaimed numerical analysis software with the powerful FEHM Control Volume Finite Element solution engine. Users can leverage SVFLUX WR capabilities such as double porosity / double permeability to simulate realistic and detailed analyses such ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

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