Groundwater Flow and Arsenic Contamination Analyses in Southern Bangladesh

    Volume 3, Issue 6 (June 2006)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 17 May 2006

    Page Count: 8


    Umeki, T
    Student, Faculty of Engineering Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi,

    Mano, A
    Professor, Faculty of Engineering Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi,

    Ishibashi, Y
    Professor, Faculty of Engineering Tohok Gakuin University, Sendai, Miyagi,

    (Received 28 March 2005; accepted 4 September 2005)

    Abstract

    Arsenic contamination had been found all over Bangladesh in 1993, however, the groundwater flow and the mechanism of arsenic contamination have not been made clear yet. Because the arsenic contamination spreads through the groundwater, it is important to understand the groundwater flow. We performed the field measurement from December 23rd to 25th, 2003 and from May 19th to 21st, 2004. Then we performed the numerical analyses of groundwater flow and arsenic transportation using MODFLOW to grasp the field groundwater condition. As a result of the field measurement, the underground condition of our study area is reductive. Besides, using MODFLOW, we could reproduce the groundwater flow properly and estimate a flux of groundwater drawn from wells, and then, predict the future contamination.


    Paper ID: JAI13357

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI13357

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    Title Groundwater Flow and Arsenic Contamination Analyses in Southern Bangladesh
    Symposium Contaminated Sediments: Evaluation and Remediation Techniques, 2006-05-25
    Committee D18