The effect of mass transfer limitations on the optimization of groundwater remediation strategies

1998-06-10
Aksoy, Ayşegül
CULVER, Teresa B
The effect of mass transfer limitations on the optimization of groundwater remediation strategies was investigated by linking a ground water simulation model into a Genetic Algorithm (GA) optimization technique. Runs were performed to minimize pumping and treatment costs associated with pumping rates and air stripping tower performance. Remediation designs for a hypothetical aquifer, contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), assuming either linear equilibrium or two-site kinetic sorption, are compared. Results indicate that the equilibrium sorption assumption for groundwater remediation optimization may result in over-estimation of the clean up rate and in sub-optimal designs.
Citation Formats
A. Aksoy and T. B. CULVER, “The effect of mass transfer limitations on the optimization of groundwater remediation strategies,” presented at the Special Session of ASCE 25th Annual Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management / 1998 Annual Conference on Environmental Engineering, CHICAGO, IL, 1998, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/52681.