Estimation and quantification of injection well clogging, Tucson, Arizona

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Title:
Estimation and quantification of injection well clogging, Tucson, Arizona
Author:
Hutchinson, Adam Scott.
Issue Date:
1993
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:
In 1993, the City of Tucson began artificially recharging Colorado River water into local aquifers for storage. Pilot recharge tests in 1989-90 were done to assess how the clogging of injection wells would affect recharge operations. Data from the pilot recharge tests were used to develop a correlation between the clogging potential of the recharge water (as measured by the modified fouling index (MFI)), which was ground water, clogging rates and the hydraulic conductivity of the aquifers. This correlation was used to estimate clogging rates using Colorado River water. Results of my study show that the clogging potential of Colorado River water is nearly 10 times greater than that of ground water. This is due mainly to differences in water chemistry. This study further develops the correlation developed by the pilot recharge tests. This correlation provides a tool that can be used for other recharge projects to evaluate potential clogging rates, sustainable injection rates, and redevelopment frequencies.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Injection wells -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Wells -- Fouling -- Arizona -- Tucson.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Wilson, L. G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEstimation and quantification of injection well clogging, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorHutchinson, Adam Scott.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Adam Scott.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_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.abstractIn 1993, the City of Tucson began artificially recharging Colorado River water into local aquifers for storage. Pilot recharge tests in 1989-90 were done to assess how the clogging of injection wells would affect recharge operations. Data from the pilot recharge tests were used to develop a correlation between the clogging potential of the recharge water (as measured by the modified fouling index (MFI)), which was ground water, clogging rates and the hydraulic conductivity of the aquifers. This correlation was used to estimate clogging rates using Colorado River water. Results of my study show that the clogging potential of Colorado River water is nearly 10 times greater than that of ground water. This is due mainly to differences in water chemistry. This study further develops the correlation developed by the pilot recharge tests. This correlation provides a tool that can be used for other recharge projects to evaluate potential clogging rates, sustainable injection rates, and redevelopment frequencies.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshInjection wells -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWells -- Fouling -- Arizona -- Tucson.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.chairWilson, L. G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBassett, Randyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberConklin, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Bruceen_US
dc.identifier.oclc225601999en_US
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