Design and Testing of Recharge Wells in a Coastal Aquifer: Summary of Field Scale Pilot Tests
AbstractSurplus water from seawater desalination plants along the Israeli Coast can be injected underground for seasonal storage. Two pilot projects were established to simulate the movement of air bubbles and changes in the well hydraulic parameters during pumping and recharging. The study showed that it is impossible to remove the smaller air bubbles (dissolved air) that are created during the injection process, even when the injection pipe is fully saturated. The pumping tests showed that there were large differences in the well hydraulic parameters between the pumping and the recharge tests despite that they were conducted at the same well. Two mechanisms are responsible for the reduction in the aquifer coefficients during the recharge event. The first mechanism is the pressures that the injected water needs to overcome; the aquifer pressure and the pore water pressure it is supposed to replace at the time of the injection. The second mechanism is the pressure that the injected water needs to overcome the clogging process. It is expressed as the high water level inside the recharge well in comparison to the small rising of the water level in the observation wells. This research gives good insight into the injection mechanism through wells and is essential for any further development of injection facilities and for the operation and management protocols. View Full-Text
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Guttman, J.; Negev, I.; Rubin, G. Design and Testing of Recharge Wells in a Coastal Aquifer: Summary of Field Scale Pilot Tests. Water 2017, 9, 53.
Guttman J, Negev I, Rubin G. Design and Testing of Recharge Wells in a Coastal Aquifer: Summary of Field Scale Pilot Tests. Water. 2017; 9(1):53.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guttman, Joseph; Negev, Ido; Rubin, Genadi. 2017. "Design and Testing of Recharge Wells in a Coastal Aquifer: Summary of Field Scale Pilot Tests." Water 9, no. 1: 53.
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