3rd Edition

Principles of Hydrogeology




ISBN 9780849330155
Published September 29, 2004 by CRC Press
248 Pages 105 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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"[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