Groundwater Optimization Handbook: Flow, Contaminant Transport, and Conjunctive Management, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Groundwater Optimization Handbook

Flow, Contaminant Transport, and Conjunctive Management, 1st Edition

By Richard C. Peralta

CRC Press

532 pages

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Existing and impending water shortages argue for improving water quantity and quality management. Groundwater Optimization Handbook: Flow, Contaminant Transport, and Conjunctive Management helps you formulate and solve groundwater optimization problems to ensure sustainable supplies of adequate quality and quantity. It shows you how to more effecti

Table of Contents

Introduction to S-O Concepts: Essence of Optimizing Groundwater Management. Introduction to Mathematical Optimization for Groundwater Strategy Design. Optimization Theory: Optimization Problem Types and Categories. Deterministic Optimization. Optimization with Uncertainty. Multiobjective Optimization Approaches. Exact and Approximation Simulator Theory: Embedded Numerical and Analytical Equations. Response Matrix Simulators. Approximation and Other Simulators. S-O Processes and Guidance: Formulating Optimization Problems and Selecting S-O Tools. Preparing Data Input and Implementing S-O Tool. Groundwater and Conjunctive Management S-O Application Guidance. Groundwater Contamination and Transport Management S-O Application Guidance. Applications: Hydraulic S-O Modeling Applications. Contaminant Transport S-O Modeling Applications. Closure. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

Richard Peralta, PhD, PE, has used S-O modeling to design strategies for more than 20 sites or real-world projects. As a Utah Cooperative Extension Service water quality coordinator, he optimized nonpoint and point source contamination management, and collaborated with state and federal agencies in technology transfer and public education. Through the University of Arkansas, and subsequently Utah State University, private work, and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he worked in 25 U.S. states and in numerous countries. For the military, he participated in and led many environmental contamination remediation evaluation teams and helped provide optimal solutions that were successfully implemented in the field. After several years of advising on environmental matters in the Pentagon, Colonel Peralta retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a chief bioenvironmental engineer. He is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Utah State University, consults privately, and is the distributor of SOMOS software. For more information, see Dr. Peralta's page at the College of Engineering at Utah State University.

Contributing author Ineke M. Kalwij, PhD, PEng, collaborates with Dr. Peralta, working on groundwater optimization software development and publications. She also provides consulting services to clients, primarily in the area of groundwater system management. For more information, see Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply