Hydraulic Optimization – Example Applications
The following links document hydraulic optimization case studies.
Hydraulic Optimization Demonstration for Groundwater Pump-and-Treat Systems (December 1999), EPA 542-R-99-011
The final report is presented in two volumes: Volume 1 Pre-Optimization Screening (Method and Demonstration), and Volume 2 Application of Hydraulic Optimization.
Volume 1 Pre-Optimization Screening (Method and Demonstration) – provides a spreadsheet screening approach for comparing costs of alternative pump-and-treat designs.
Volume 2 (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) describes the application of hydraulic optimization for improving pump-and-treat designs.
Optimization of Well Locations and Rates for Containment of Contaminants Utilizing An Automated Management Routine Coupled to MODFLOW: A Case History
Greenwald, Robert M., Joost C. Herweijer, Ira Star, Mark Gallagher, and Allan L. Dreher, 1992, Proceeding of Solving Ground Water Problems with Models Conference, Dallas, Texas, February 11-13, 1992.
Hagemeyer, Todd R., Peter F. Anderson, Robert M. Greenwald, and Jay L. Clausen, 1993, IGWMC Modeling Conference, Golden, Colorado, June 1993.
Johnson, Kevin D. and James D. Bowen, 1993, IGWMC Modeling Conference, Golden, Colorado, June 1993.
Russell, K.T. and A.J. Rabideau, 2000, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 20(3): 159-168.
Ahlfeld, D.P. and M. Heidari, 1994, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 120(3), pp. 350-365.
Ahlfeld, D.P., R.H. Page, and G.F. Pinder, Ground Water 1995, 33(1), pp.58-70.
Pinder, G.F., D.P. Ahlfeld, and R.H. Page, 1995, Civil Engineering, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 59-61.
The Impact of Numerical Precision on the Solution of Confined and Unconfined Optimal Hydraulic Control Problems
Riefler, R.G. and D.P. Ahlfeld, 1996, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 167-176.
Gailey, R.M. and S.M. Gorelick, Ground Water 31(1), 107-114, 1993.
Aquifer Storage and Recovery Program, Lancaster, California,
USGS Project to analyze land-surface elevation changes measured during injection test and develop a simulation/optimization model as an injection program management tool.