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Principles of Hydrogeology

3rd Edition

By Paul F. Hudak

CRC Press

248 pages | 105 B/W Illus.

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Principles of Hydrogeology, Third Edition presents important concepts of groundwater hydrology with a strong emphasis on problem-solving and field applications of hydrogeology. With newly added and revised content, this volume maintains a broad and current scope of topics, from the history of hydrogeology to the latest trends in managing groundwater contamination, arranged in the most compact and easy-to-use format available.

Topics of interest include the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle; the nature of water-bearing formations; drilling boreholes and constructing monitoring wells; aquifers, well hydraulics, and aquifer tests; groundwater chemistry and flow; groundwater pollution, contaminant transport, remediation, and management. The author also provides the most current sources of hydrogeologic information, including professional societies, groundwater organizations, government agencies, industry publications, and Internet sites that provide data, software, techniques, protocols, standards, and training opportunities.

Concise and informative, environmental regulators as well as groundwater and hydrology professionals will find Principles of Hydrogeology, Third Edition a handy and irreplaceable source for looking up definitions, tools, and equations while working on groundwater problems.

Reviews

"[This book] presents important concepts of ground water hydrology with a strong emphasis on problem solving and field applications of hydrogeology. … Concise and informative, students as well as environmental regulators, ground water and hydrology professionals alike will find the book a source for looking up definitions, tools, and equations while working on ground water problems."

- Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Aug. 2005

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Origins of Hydrogeology

Zones of Underground Water

Uses of Groundwater

Conjunctive Use of Water Resources

Groundwater and the Rock Cycle

Hydrologic Cycle

Hydrologic Budgets

Converting Units

Hydrogeologic Information

AQUIFERS

Aquifer Materials

Recharge and Discharge

Springs

Confined and Unconfined Aquifers

Fluid Pressure

Capillary Fringe

Physical Properties of Aquifers

MONITORING WELLS

Describing Soil and Rock Samples

Drilling Methods

Well Construction

Water Depth Measurements

Monitoring Programs

GROUNDWATER FLOW

Hydraulic Gradient

Groundwater Discharge and Velocity

Permeameters and Standpipes

Flow Regimes

Flow Nets

WELL HYDRAULICS AND AQUIFER TESTS

Cones of Depression

Steady Flow to Wells

Transient Flow to Wells

Pump Test Considerations

Recovery Tests

One-Well Pump Tests

Specific Capacity

Slug Tests

GROUNDWATER QUALITY AND SOLUTE TRANSPORT

Solutes and Flow Systems

Common Reactions in Water

Sources of Groundwater Contamination

Water Quality Standards

Sampling Groundwater

Specific Electrical Conductance and TDS

Solute Transport

MANAGING GROUNDWATER POLLUTION

Source Control

Natural Attenuation

Chemical Oxidation/Reduction

Bioremediation

Phytoremediation

In-Well Vapor Stripping

Bioslurping

Interceptor Trenches

Flushing

Pump and Treat

Air Sparging

Inclined Drilling and Horizontal Wells

Risk-Based Corrective Action

Answers to Selected Problems

Symbols

Glossary

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply