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A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Technical and Economic Performance of Source Containment Options for Contaminated Aquifers

Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Sustainability 2021, 13(10), 5346; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105346
Received: 23 March 2021 / Revised: 21 April 2021 / Accepted: 7 May 2021 / Published: 11 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green and Sustainable Groundwater and Soil Remediation Approaches)
The containment of contaminant plumes to protect groundwater from pollution is recognized as a frequent need in brownfield redevelopment. Plume containment can be physical, with slurry walls, jet grouting etc., or hydraulic, with wells capturing the subsurface flow that crosses the contaminated front (Pump & Treat), or a combination of both types. The choice of the most suitable technique is a difficult task, since various aspects must be taken into consideration. In this paper, we present a framework for evaluating barriers in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, along with a simplified approach for the evaluation of capital and operational costs. The contaminant mass discharge escaping from the containment system is a robust indicator of its effectiveness, and can be derived from modelling results. The abstracted water flowrate is a key indicator of the efficiency and sustainability of each option, especially in the long term. The methodology is tested in a simplified case study and in a real one, highlighting the relevance of modelling results in guiding the choice and design of contaminant source containment systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: contaminated site; contaminant source; contaminant transport; groundwater; pollution; water resources; slurry wall; Pump & Treat contaminated site; contaminant source; contaminant transport; groundwater; pollution; water resources; slurry wall; Pump & Treat
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Casasso, A.; Salomone, A.; Bianco, C.; Prassede, G.; Sethi, R. A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Technical and Economic Performance of Source Containment Options for Contaminated Aquifers. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5346. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105346

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Casasso A, Salomone A, Bianco C, Prassede G, Sethi R. A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Technical and Economic Performance of Source Containment Options for Contaminated Aquifers. Sustainability. 2021; 13(10):5346. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105346

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Casasso, Alessandro, Agnese Salomone, Carlo Bianco, Giovanni Prassede, and Rajandrea Sethi. 2021. "A Quantitative Approach to Assessing the Technical and Economic Performance of Source Containment Options for Contaminated Aquifers" Sustainability 13, no. 10: 5346. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13105346

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