Impact of Chemically-Induced Clay Transport and Deposition on the Hydraulic Conductivity of a Natural Sand

by Malcolm Pirnie,
Danielle Farrell Brodecki,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Water & Environmental Resources Congress 2003


The purpose of this paper is to understand in part the dynamic impact of surfactants on hydraulic conductivity for designing enhanced pump and treat operations. This paper has two aims: to quantify and model the decreasing hydraulic conductivity of a natural sand due to the transport and deposition of clay, and to investigate the change in particle size distribution of clay and sand in solutions of varying surfactant concentrations.

Subject Headings: Soil treatment | Clays | Hydraulic conductivity | Hydraulic design | Sand (hydraulic) | Chemical treatment | Sediment transport | Particle size distribution

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