Advances in Well and Borehole Hydraulics and Hydrogeology
As of 9th December 2021 in the United States, there were 1322 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List (https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-national-priorities-list-npl), 48 additional sites were proposed, and 447 sites that had been cleaned up were removed from the list. The time necessary to clean up a typical site may exceed 50–100 years. The national Superfund Cleanup debt continues to grow, and it has been estimated to be well above a trillion dollars. Other industrialized and industrializing countries face analogous environmental remediation challenges. Therefore, new approaches to and ideas for soil and aquifer remediation, characterization, and protection are urgently needed.
With this in mind, our Topic will focus on novel field and theoretical studies in subsurface hydrogeology. We encourage submissions providing new insights into the characterization of porous/fractured media as well as transport of water, heat, contaminants, and/or nutrients through saturated and unsaturated zones. Particularly welcome are improvements to or novel pumping and tracer tests on single and multiple wells with single or multiple screens that focus on measuring the physical, chemical, and biological properties affecting transport processes and their modeling. The recent renaissance, for example, in vertical-circulation wells has brought numerous innovative applications to aquifer heat storage, remediation, and characterization. We also welcome papers with the more traditional focus on applications and the theory of well hydraulics as well as water, heat, and contaminant transport.
Dr. Zbigniew Kabala
Prof. Dr. Tien-Chang Lee
- single and multiple borehole tests
- tracer tests
- vertical-circulation wells
- geothermal resources
- percolation theory
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|2.7||4.5||2011||15.8 Days||CHF 2300|
|3.2||5.5||2008||15.7 Days||CHF 2600|
|2.7||5.2||2011||22.6 Days||CHF 1500|
|2.5||3.9||2011||17 Days||CHF 2400|
|3.4||5.5||2009||16.6 Days||CHF 2600|
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