Managing Water Well Deterioration: IAH International Contributions to Hydrogeology 22, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Managing Water Well Deterioration

IAH International Contributions to Hydrogeology 22, 1st Edition

By Robert McLaughlan

CRC Press

142 pages

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pub: 2002-01-01
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Effective management of a water well requires that the water well can meet a set of performance indicators. These can include criteria related to water quality, yield, economics and asset life. Water well deterioration due to fouling and corrosion impacts the ability of a well system to meet these criteria. Managing well deterioration processes involves understanding the nature of these processes and having in place water well maintenance strategies to deal with them. Managing water well deterioration fills a need within the literature for an academically based informative text that incorporates practical advice. The focus on a problem-oriented approach to diagnosing well deterioration makes the book a useful practical handbook. It integrates concepts from hydrogeology, hydrochemistry and microbiology to give a thorough understanding of water well deterioration processes. Scenarios have been developed to illustrate common causes of water well fouling. A feature of the book is the treatment of both corrossion and fouling issues in depth. Case studies selected from around the world are uses to illustrate approaches to the diagnosis and remediation of well deterioration. These scientifically orientated perspectives on water well deterioration are embedded within a management framework to provide a comprehensive approach to dealing with water well deterioration.

Table of Contents

1. Processes

2. Problems in Different Types of Wells

3. Well Management

4. Diagnosing Well Deterioration

5. Controlling Well Deterioration

6. Case Studies


A Water Chemistry Background

B Well Fouling Deposit Composition

C Corrosion Background

D Field Corrosion Study

E Sample Collection

About the Author

Robert McLaughlan is Senior Lecturerin Management, Policy and Practical Engineering in the National Centre for Groundwater Management of the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. His specialties include Soil/Groundwater/Infrastructure Biogeochemistry & Management, Contaminated Site Remediation,Land-based treatment of Urban water and Corrosion and fouling processes in groundwater & wells.

About the Series

IAH - International Contributions to Hydrogeology

The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) serves scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the field of groundwater resource planning, management and protection. IAH has two book series which are produced under the imprint of CRC Press in the Netherlands, part of the Taylor and Francis Group. IAH books have the common purpose of spreading the science and knowledge of hydrogeology and are products arising from IAH’s congresses and meetings, its commissions and networks, as well as a variety of other sources. Information is gathered from highly respected sources and include case studies, regional descriptions, analyses of sub-disciplines and outputs from major international programmes.

International Contributions to Hydrogeology
The second series, International Contributions to Hydrogeology, the ‘blue books’, includes monographs on sub-disciplines of hydrogeology as well as outlets for major international investigatory programmes and collections of papers within a broad theme of international interest.

Selected Papers
The first series is the Selected Papers, often referred to as the ‘green books’. These are collections of papers derived from Congress and other meetings which normally, but not always, were sponsored by IAH. They may also be a collection of papers derived from a programme of investigation that again need not necessarily have enjoyed direct IAH involvement.

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