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Well location in capture zone design using simulation and optimization techniques

TitleWell location in capture zone design using simulation and optimization techniques
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsAhlfeld D. P., Sawyer C.S
JournalGroundwater
Volume28
Issue4
Start Page507
Pagination507–512
Date Published01/1991
ISSN1745-6584
Abstract

A new computational methodology for capture zone design for contaminated ground-water remediation is described. This method has been implemented in a computer model which utilizes both simulation and optimization techniques. The procedure determines the well locations and pump rates which will produce a desired ground-water flow field at minimum cost. In this paper, the design procedure is described along with an example of its use on a hypothetical aquifer system. Numerical experiments are presented which determine the effect on remediation cost of alternate well locations. It is found that different well locations can have a major impact on the overall cost of remediation.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-6584.1990.tb01705.x
DOI10.1111/j.1745-6584.1990.tb01705.x