Groundwater Monitoring Network Design Using Coupled Monte Carlo Simulation and Optimization

by Philip D. Meyer, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
Ranji Ranjithan, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
Albert J. Valocchi, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,
J. Wayland Eheart, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract:

This paper presents a method for the design, under uncertainty, of a groundwater well network for compliance monitoring at a waste disposal site. A numerical model of contaminant transport is used in a Monte Carlo simulation with the results serving as input to an optimization model. The optimization determines the well locations that maximize the number of simulated plumes detected. A hypothetical example illustrates the method.



Subject Headings: Optimization models | Groundwater pollution | Numerical models | Waste sites | Monte Carlo method | Plumes | Pollutants | Monte Carlo | Monaco | Europe

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