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Groundwater Pollution Control

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: Progress in Water Resources Volume: 2

Edited By: KL Katsifarakis

WIT Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #97120 | ISBN: 1853126756
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Honoured in ancient wisdom as one of the four basic elements, water is now recognized as the most valuable natural resource. As demand steadily increases in the wake of population growth and improved quality of life, the sustainable management of water resources is becoming a more challenging task. One of the most important aspects of this management is groundwater pollution control which consists of several stages, including identification of pollution sources, field measurements, mathematical and numerical modeling of mass transport in different aquifer types and optimization of control measures and techniques. This book includes eight chapters that cover these stages. The first three deal with specific features of groundwater pollution caused by nitrates (i.e. non-point, agricultural sources), non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) and viruses respectively, while the fourth examines seawater intrusion to coastal aquifers. The fifth chapter presents field measurements for groundwater quality assessment. Field tests are also discussed in the sixth chapter, which deals with the particular features of fractured porous media. Next the powerful optimization potential of genetic algorithms is reviewed, together with a number of relevant applications. Finally, a chapter on water resources management in arid islands concludes the volume.


Nitrate contamination of groundwater: Modeling as a tool for risk assessment, management and control; Nonaqueous phase liquids in the subsurface: Effects of nonaqueous-aqueous mass transfer limitations; Virus transport in the subsurface; Saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers; Field methods for site assessment and remediation of contaminated groundwaters; Conceptual models and field test results in porous and fractured media; Application of genetic algorithms in water resources; When every drop of water counts: Water management in dry islands.

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