Aquifer Transmissivity Computations Based on Data from Pump-and-Treat Facilities

by Walter Z. Tang,
Dean F. Radeloff,
Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


Contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons spilled from USTs is a concern in urban areas that depend on shallow unconfined aquifers for their water supply. Studies on the transmissivity and other hydraulic properties of the upper layers of aquifers are most times missing, making the design of groundwater remediation facilities very difficult. This paper describes a methodology to evaluate the accuracy of three analytical methods employed to predict aquifer transmissivity using drawdown data from pump-and-treat remediation sites.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic data | Pumps | Computing in civil engineering | Water supply systems | Non-renewable energy | Hazardous materials spills | Water pollution | Petroleum

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