Optimal Groundwater Reclamation with Captial Costs

by Teresa B. Culver, (A.M.ASCE), Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,
Christine A. Shoemaker, (M.ASCE), Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


A dynamic optimal control model for groundwater remediation was extended to incorporate treatment facility capital costs. Incorporation of the capital costs had the greatest impact on design when the pumping policies were changed at intervals of six months or less. For longer management periods, facility costs had little effect.

Subject Headings: Benefit cost ratios | Groundwater management | Water reclamation | Land reclamation | Asset management | Water quality | Pumps

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