WIT Press


A Least-cost Design For Groimdwater Contamination Remediation

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

15

Pages

7

Published

1996

Size

508 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV960011

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

G.P. Karatzas & G.F. Finder

Abstract

A least-cost design for groimdwater contamination remediation G.P. Karatzas, G.F. Finder College of Engineering and Mathematics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA 1. INTRODUCTION While considerable effort has been expended on the development of computer models of contaminated aquifers, relatively little work has been done to utilize these models in devel- oping cost-effective designs for contaminant containment or decontamination. This paper is dedicated to a discussion of how such designs can be realized and to the presentation of a field example wherein such a design has been generated. The majority of important groundwater contamination problems in the United States involve plumes that exhibit the following characteristics: • an areal extent that is large, often extending several kilometers from the source of the contamination: • an organic-solvent composition, often a chlorinated hydrocarbon: • more than one source of contamination: • p

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