Identification of an optimal ground water management strategy in a contaminated aquifer

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Title:
Identification of an optimal ground water management strategy in a contaminated aquifer
Author:
Colarullo, Susan J.
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A ground water hydraulic management model is used to identify the optimal strategy for allocating limited fresh-water supplies while containing and recovering polluted ground water in a hypothetical, unconfined aquifer contaminated by a conservative solute. The cost of pumping from a network of potential supply and recovery wells is minimized, subject to a set of hydraulic, institutional, and legal constraints. Hydraulic constraints are formulated using linear systems theory to describe drawdown and ground water velocity variables as linear combinations of supply- and recovery-well discharge decision variables. Successful validation of the optimal management strategy indicates that the formulated model can feasibly be applied to define management options for locally-contaminated aquifer systems conjunctively used to fulfill fresh-water demands.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Pollution.; Groundwater flow.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Maddock, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIdentification of an optimal ground water management strategy in a contaminated aquiferen_US
dc.creatorColarullo, Susan J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorColarullo, Susan J.en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA ground water hydraulic management model is used to identify the optimal strategy for allocating limited fresh-water supplies while containing and recovering polluted ground water in a hypothetical, unconfined aquifer contaminated by a conservative solute. The cost of pumping from a network of potential supply and recovery wells is minimized, subject to a set of hydraulic, institutional, and legal constraints. Hydraulic constraints are formulated using linear systems theory to describe drawdown and ground water velocity variables as linear combinations of supply- and recovery-well discharge decision variables. Successful validation of the optimal management strategy indicates that the formulated model can feasibly be applied to define management options for locally-contaminated aquifer systems conjunctively used to fulfill fresh-water demands.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Pollution.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater flow.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairMaddock, Thomasen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213446199en_US
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