WIT Press


Groundwater Contamination Problems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970221

Volume

20

Pages

7

Published

1997

Size

613 kb

Author(s)

G.P. Karatzas & G.F. Finder

Abstract

Groundwater contamination problems G. P. Karatzas* & G. F. Finder** 1. Introduction Inasmuch as the pumping and treating of contaminated groundwater is the most prevalent form of remediation in North America, it is important to locate and operate discharging or recharging wells so as to minimize overall project costs. To achieve this goal, a computer-assisted design procedure has been developed. The methodology involves the combination of groundwater-flow models and operations-research algorithms. In this approach the operations-research algorithm provides an initial design, specified by the analyst, to the groundwater-flow model. The groundwater model determines the impact of this design on the groundwater flow system and returns this information to the operations-research algorithm. This algorithm utilizes information regarding the response of the groundwater system to improve on the initial design. Having accomplished this first iteration the operations-research algorithm onc

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