The rise of gasoline in an observation well as observed in a three-dimensional sandbox model

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Title:
The rise of gasoline in an observation well as observed in a three-dimensional sandbox model
Author:
Smith, Jeffrey Lloyd, 1957-
Issue Date:
1990
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:
Measuring the difference between the measured hydrocarbon thickness in an observation well and the actual hydrocarbon thickness in a formation has been a major hinderance in estimating the volume of free product in aquifers. The thickness of hydrocarbons in some observation wells is as much as four times greater than in the formation. A three-dimensional sandbox model was used to determine linear relationships between the height of hydrocarbon in an observation well to the thickness of hydrocarbon above the water table. A fine-grained sand was used to calibrate the system, then two soils were characterized and modeled. The results of the sand and natural soil runs were compared with three models found in the literature. The linear relationships developed from the sandbox experiments compared favorably with the models in the literature. Further investigation with a more accurate petroleum thickness detection method will result in site-specific linear relationships.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Engineering, Petroleum.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Maddock, Thomas, III

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe rise of gasoline in an observation well as observed in a three-dimensional sandbox modelen_US
dc.creatorSmith, Jeffrey Lloyd, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jeffrey Lloyd, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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.abstractMeasuring the difference between the measured hydrocarbon thickness in an observation well and the actual hydrocarbon thickness in a formation has been a major hinderance in estimating the volume of free product in aquifers. The thickness of hydrocarbons in some observation wells is as much as four times greater than in the formation. A three-dimensional sandbox model was used to determine linear relationships between the height of hydrocarbon in an observation well to the thickness of hydrocarbon above the water table. A fine-grained sand was used to calibrate the system, then two soils were characterized and modeled. The results of the sand and natural soil runs were compared with three models found in the literature. The linear relationships developed from the sandbox experiments compared favorably with the models in the literature. Further investigation with a more accurate petroleum thickness detection method will result in site-specific linear relationships.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Petroleum.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMaddock, Thomas, IIIen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342988en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26623511en_US
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