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RAPID REMOVAL OF A GROUNDWATER CONTAMINANT PLUME.

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Edited by: Schmidt Kenneth D.

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Abstract

A groundwater management model is used to design an aquifer restoration system that removes a contaminant plume from a hypothetical aquifer in four years. The design model utilizes groundwater flow simulation and mathematical optimization. Optimal pumping and injection strategies achieve rapid restoration for a minimum total pumping cost. Rapid restoration is accomplished by maintaining specified groundwater velocities around the plume perimeter towards a group of pumping wells located near the plume center. The model does not account for hydrodynamic dispersion. Results show that pumping costs are particularly sensitive to injection capacity. An 8 percent decrease in the maximum allowable injection rate may lead to a 29 percent increase in total pumping costs.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title RAPID REMOVAL OF A GROUNDWATER CONTAMINANT PLUME.
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher American Water Resources Assoc
Publisher location Bethesda, MD, USA
First page 125
Last page 131
Conference Title Proceedings of a Symposium - Groundwater Contamination and Reclamation.
Conference Location Tucson, AZ, USA