Conventional and combined pump-and-treat systems under nonuniform background flow.

@article{Bayer2006ConventionalAC,
  title={Conventional and combined pump-and-treat systems under nonuniform background flow.},
  author={Peter Bayer and Michael Finkel},
  journal={Ground water},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          234-43
        }
}
We investigate the performance of vertical hydraulic barriers in combination with extraction wells for the partial hydraulic isolation of contaminated aquifer areas. The potential advantage of such combinations compared to a conventional pump-and-treat system has already been demonstrated in a previous study. Here we extend the scope of the performance analysis to the impact of uncertainty in the regional flow direction as well as to highly heterogeneous aquifer transmissivity distributions. In… CONTINUE READING