Remediating Contaminated Groundwater With Low-Capacity Injection and Nonpumped Wells
Version of Record online: 17 SEP 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 71–76, Autumn (Fall) 2013
How to Cite
Hudak, P. F. (2013), Remediating Contaminated Groundwater With Low-Capacity Injection and Nonpumped Wells. Remediation, 23: 71–76. doi: 10.1002/rem.21367
- Issue online: 17 SEP 2013
- Version of Record online: 17 SEP 2013
This modeling study evaluated the capability of low-capacity wells injecting clean water and nonpumped wells equipped with filter media for containing and removing a contaminant plume in groundwater. Outcomes were compared for configurations of: (1) nonpumped wells, (2) nonpumped wells and injection wells (injecting less than 1 m3/d), and (3) no wells (baseline scenario). Results suggest that hybrid configurations featuring both types of wells can be an effective, low-cost strategy for containing and remediating contaminated groundwater. Strategically positioned injection wells funnel contaminant plumes toward nonpumped wells, thus requiring fewer nonpumped wells to contain and remove a contaminant plume. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.