Remedial System Design Optimization
Geological Services Inc. uses the results of comprehensive site characterization studies, aquifer testing and contaminant trend analyses to construct numerical ground water flow and contaminant transport models that can be used to assess the relative efficiencies of various remedial designs. Here, simulation of contaminant behavior under various pumping and/or injection scenarios was used to optimize final remedial system design in terms of the number and types of wells, their vertical and horizontal placement, and their rate of operation.
There are multiple benefits to this approach, all of which result in a more timely contaminant clean-up process, significant cost savings, and speedy regulatory agency site closure. Just some of the benefits include:
- Determination of the optimal number, placement, and sampling frequency of site ground water monitoring and capture wells
- Optimization of reinjection system layout configurations
- Accurate prediction of the time that will be required to achieve contaminant cleanup goals and final site closure
- Optimization of treatment system operational rates system and development of alternatives for remedial system effluent disposal options
- Minimization of system costs as well as overall treatment times to the point of site closure