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Main Title Forced-Gradient Tracer Tests and Inferred Hydraulic Conductivity Distributions at the Mobile Site (Journal Version).
Author Molz, F. J. ; Guven, O. ; Melville, J. G. ; Nohrstedt, J. S. ; Overholtzer, J. K. ;
CORP Author Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-810704; EPA/600/J-88/255;
Stock Number PB89-181382
Additional Subjects Water wells ; Aquifers ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Hydrology ; Hydrogeology ; Concentration(Composition) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Continuous sampling ; Performance evaluation ; Data processing ; Water pollution sampling ; Tracer techniques ; Mobile(Alabama) ; Three-dimensional calculations ; Thermal energy storage
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NTIS  PB89-181382 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 13p
Four single-well tracer tests and a two-well tracer test performed in a 21-m thick confined granular aquifer at a field site near Mobile, Alabama are described. The data from these tests together with previously published data from a single-well test and a two-well test allow one to begin to develop a three-dimensional picture of the hydraulic properties of the study aquifer. A consistent feature of all the tests is a high hydraulic conductivity zone which appears in the bottom third of the aquifer. This result is in agreement with hydraulic conductivity distributions inferred from previous aquifer thermal energy storage experiments at the same site. In some locations the new tests indicated high hydraulic conductivity zones in the upper third of the aquifer which were not detected in the previous two-well test and single-well different locations. It was possible to predict the major features of the tracer concentration as a function of time at the withdrawal well in the two-well test by means of an available numerical model assuming perfect stratification at the test site and using a hydraulic conductivity distribution inferred from a single-well test.