Methods for Restoring Aquifers

  • U. Maione
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 364)


The paper presents an overview of the most common methods for the reclamation of polluted aquifers. They can be divided in hydraulic and structural methods: the first ones are based on the use of pumping or recharging wells causing a local variation of the flow field and forcing the pollutant to move towards the extraction point or far from the zones to be protected. The structural methods consists in ground or surface constructions which permanently affect the groundwater flow. Vantages and disadvantages of the two methods are compared. Afterwards the use of the mathematical modelling for the design and simulation of the reclamation measures is discussed, with a particular attention to the recent stochastic theories.


Groundwater Flow Dispersion Coefficient Stochastic Theory Impermeable Boundary Longitudinal Dispersion Coefficient 
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  • U. Maione
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  1. 1.Technical University of MilanMilanItaly

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