STP1118: Realistic Expectations for Ground-Water Investigations in the 1990's

    Barcelona, MJ
    Director of the Institute for Water Sciences and Professor of ChemistrySenior Environmental chemist, Western Michigan UniversityWaste Management of N. A., Inc., KalamazooOak Brook, MIIL

    Helfrich, JA
    Director of the Institute for Water Sciences and Professor of ChemistrySenior Environmental chemist, Western Michigan UniversityWaste Management of N. A., Inc., KalamazooOak Brook, MIIL

    Pages: 21    Published: Jan 1992


    Abstract

    Significant progress has been made in the design and execution of ground-water investigations for site assessments, the selection of remediation options and long-term monitoring of corrective action operations. Improved reliability and cost-effectiveness in ground-water studies can result from the recognition of both the complexity of the subsurface environment and the need for simple, integrated monitoring approaches. Continued progress in the methodologies of investigation will be enhanced by improvements in conceptualization of subsurface conditions.

    Keywords:

    ground-water contamination, background levels, error-control, monitoring network design


    Paper ID: STP19116S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.21

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19116S


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