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Main Title Detecting water flow behind pipe in injection wells /
Author Thornhill, Jerry T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Benefield, Bobby G.
CORP Author Environmental Research Inst., Ada, OK.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/041
Stock Number PB92-239532
OCLC Number 25879260
Subjects Hydraulics
Additional Subjects Injection wells ; Well logging ; Ground water ; Oxygen ; Pipe flow ; Measurement ; Test equipment ; Services
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EJBD  EPA/600/R-92/041 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/30/1992
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA/600/R-92/041 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-R-92-041 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
EMBD  EPA/600/R-92/041 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/17/1993
ERAD  EPA 600/R-92/041 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/27/1992
ESAD  EPA 600-R-92-041 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB92-239532 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 82 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency require that an injection well exhibit both internal and external mechanical integrity. The external mechanical integrity consideration is that there is no significant fluid movement into an underground source of drinking water through vertical channels adjacent to the injection well bore. The oxygen activation method for detecting flow behind pipe employs a measurement technique in which a stable isotope of oxygen is temporarily converted to an unstable nitrogen isotope. Unstable nitrogen-16 decays with a half-life of 7.13 seconds and acts as a radioactive tracer to enable measurement of flow of water-bearing fluid past a series of detectors. Thirteen tests have been conducted at the Mechanical Integrity Testing and Training Facility to determine the accuracy and reliability of the method.
"EPA/600/R-92/041." "Project officer: Jerry T. Thornhill." "February 1992." Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-18).