Estimation of αL, velocity, Kd and confidence limits from tracer injection test data

Ground Water
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Bromide and boron were used as tracers during an injection experiment conducted at an artificial recharge facility near Stanton, Texas. The Ogallala aquifer at the Stanton site represents a heterogeneous alluvial environment and provides the opportunity to report scale dependent dispersivities at observation distances of 2 to 15 m in this setting. Values of longitudinal dispersivities are compared with other published values. Water samples were collected at selected depths both from piezometers and from fully screened observation wells at radii of 2, 5, 10 and 15 m. An exact analytical solution is used to simulate the concentration breakthrough curves and estimate longitudinal dispersivities and velocity parameters. Greater confidence can be placed on these data because the estimated parameters are error bounded using the bootstrap method. The non-conservative behavior of boron transport in clay rich sections of the aquifer were quantified with distribution coefficients by using bromide as a conservative reference tracer.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Estimation of αL, velocity, Kd and confidence limits from tracer injection test data
Series title Ground Water
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-6584.1997.tb00179.x
Volume 35
Issue 6
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Description 11 p.
First page 1066
Last page 1076
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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