Water Well Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide to Understanding Well Problems and Solutions, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Water Well Rehabilitation

A Practical Guide to Understanding Well Problems and Solutions, 1st Edition

By Neil Mansuy

CRC Press

192 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781566703871
pub: 1998-12-29
SAVE ~$29.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203734063
pub: 2017-11-22
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


Well rehabilitation techniques have been the focus of major advancements in recent times. Environmental engineers can keep pace with those changes with the book Water Well Rehabilitation.

Written from a microbiological viewpoint, the text outlines proven solutions to production problems in all types of wells.

That perspective frequently yields new ideas and concepts, contrary to prevalent thoughts in mainstream literature on the subject. This is especially true in discussion of iron related bacterial sources, and details concerning unsafe bacterial samples and the contamination of wells.

Table of Contents




Consolidated Formations

Unconsolidated Formations

Water Entrance Velocities

Well Hydraulics

Natural Development

Screen Openings

Gravel Pack Thickness

Sanitary Well Seal

Annular Seal

Unsafe Coliform Results

Drainage from Well Head


Initial Well Development

Pump Testing

Specific Capacity

Draw Down

Discharge Capacity


Well Efficiency

Identification of Problems in a Well

Water Well Rehabilitation Benefits

Unsafe (Bacteriological) Water Quality Issues

Lost Capacity

Zone of Fouling

Build Up of Materials in Wells

Ground Water Microbiology

Current Bacterial Testing Methods

Phosphorus Treatment Products

Other Organisms in Ground Water Systems

Surface Water Infiltration

Well Screen Slot Design

Cemented Gravel Pack

Rate of Lost Capacity

Shock Chlorination

Corrosion Problems

Red Water Problems

Single Well Water Quality Variations

Odor Problems

Unsafe Bacterial Loadings

Hygiene Risk Survey on Wells

Well Hydraulics

Position of Biofouling Relative to the Well Screen

Suction Flow Control Devices

Major Water Well Concerns

Economic Analysis of Water Well Rehabilitation

Nitrate Problems in Wells

Sulfur Cycle in Ground Water

Causes of Well Plugging Problems

Tests for Bacteria Causing Plugging Problems

Diagnosis of Problems in a Plugging Well

Water Well Rehabilitation Techniques

Stages in Rehabilitation

PVC Wells and Biofouling

Rate of Iron Deposition

Chemical Application in Water Well Rehabilitation

Summary of Application Methodologies

Selection of Acids

Advances in Technologies for Water Well Rehabilitation

Use of Liquid Carbon Dioxide in Water Well Rehabilitation

Efficacy of Using Pellet Chlorinators in Wells

Environmental Safety Concerns

Well Development

Preventative Maintenance of Wells

Chlorine Chemistries

Final Summation

Supporting Figures and Plates to the Text

Selected Bibliography


About the Series

Sustainable Water Well

Learn more…

Subject Categories

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