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Main Title Suggested operating procedures for aquifer pumping tests /
Author Osborne, Paul S.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kovalick, Walter W.,
Osborne, Paul S.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher Superfund Technology Support Center for Ground Water, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/540-S-93-503; PB94-107943
Stock Number PB94-107943
OCLC Number 28189996
Subjects Groundwater flow--Measurement. ; Aquifers--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Aquifers ; Ground water ; Pumping ; Water pollution abatement ; Mining ; Industrial wastes ; Agricultural engineering ; Hydraulic conductivity ; Hydrogeology ; Estimates ; Field tests ; Permeability ; Design criteria ; Construction ; Mathematical models ; Observation wells ; Water levels ; Graphs(Charts) ; Slug tests ; Aquitards
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EHAD  EPA/540-S-93-503 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 11/19/1999
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-S-93-503 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/21/2017
EJBD  EPA 540-S-93-503 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/15/1995
ELBD  EPA 540-S-93-503 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/28/1998
ERAD  EPA 540/S-93-503 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/05/2012
NTIS  PB94-107943 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 23 pages : illustrations, maps, charts, plans ; 28 cm.
There has been an increased interest in ground water resources throughout the United States. The interest has resulted from a combination of an increase in ground water development for public and domestic use; an increase in mining, agricultural, and industrial activities which might impact ground water quality; and an increase in studies of already contaminated aquifers. The most reliable type of aquifer test usually conducted is a pumping test. In addition, some site studies involve the use of short term slug tests to obtain estimates of hydraulic conductivity, usually for a specific zone or very limited portion of the aquifer. It should be emphasized that slug tests provide very limited information on the hydraulic properties of the aquifer and often produce estimates which are only accurate within an order of magnitude. The group of professionals recommends use of slug testing during the initial site studies to assist in developing a site conceptual model and in pumping test design.
Caption title. At head of title: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Shipping list no.: 93-0315-P. "EPA/540-S-93-503." "February 1993." "Walter W. Kovalick, Jr. Ph. D. Director"--Cover. Publisher information came from cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 22-23).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Test design -- Field procedures -- Pumping test data reduction and presentation -- Analysis of test results -- Summary : example facility design -- Appendix one : equipment for data collection -- Appendix two : recording forms. This document is intended as a primer, describing the process for the design and performance of an (3z(Baquifer test(3y ((Bhow to obtain reliable data from a pumping test) to obtain accurate estimates of aquifer parameters. It is intended for use by those professionals involved in characterizing sites which require corrective action as well as those which are proposed for ground water development, agricultural development, industrial development, or disposal activities. The goal of the document is to provide the reader with a complete picture of all of the elements of aquifer (pumping) test design and performance and an understanding of how those elements can affect the quality of the final data.