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dc.contributor.advisorCharbeneau, Randall J.en
dc.contributor.advisorGilbert, Roberten
dc.creatorAl Awar, Ziaden
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-09T15:26:29Zen
dc.date.available2012-10-09T15:26:29Zen
dc.date.created2008-12en
dc.date.issued2012-10-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/18234en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis research identifies the well components, operation factors, and the soil and hydrogeological parameters that influence the recovery of Light-Non-Aqueous-Phase-Liquids (LNAPL) in an heterogeneous environment using pumping wells. The purpose of this research is to improve the analysis of sites contaminated by LNAPLs to efficiently recover the feasible amounts of LNAPL in the sites. The focus is on heterogeneous soil environments. The model adapted to analyze the recovery of LNAPL from the contaminated sites was improved to account for a high degree of vertical heterogeneity, including the vertical variation of one or several of the soil properties within the same layer. This research also studies the optimization of the recovery of LNAPL for the system of wells both at the level of one well and a system of wells. The developed model and method are applied to a real site. Thus, the model’s ability to estimate the performance of a system of recovery wells is evaluated using real soil data and performance measurements. This research constitutes a robust background regarding the design, operation, analysis, and optimization of a system of recovery wells in a heterogeneous soil environment.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshRemediation wells--Computer simulationen
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater--Purification--Computer simulationen
dc.subject.lcshSoil remediation--Computer simulationen
dc.subject.lcshRemediation wells--Missouri--Kansas City Region--Case studiesen
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater--Purification--Missouri--Kansas City Region--Case studiesen
dc.subject.lcshSoil remediation--Missouri--Kansas City Region--Case studiesen
dc.titleAdapting, optimizing, and evaluating a model for the remediation of LNAPL in heterogeneous soil environmentsen
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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