American Water Resource Association
A methodology for developing pumping strategies to maximize contaminant extraction is presented. The methodology consists of approximating the mass removal integral using a quadrature rule. Contaminant mass extraction is expressed as a function of the extraction rates. The relation of contaminant extraction to pumping rates is used as one of several constraints within a simulation/optimization model. The implementation and application of the methodology are described. The result is a set of pumping rates which are optimal in the sense that they maximize the mass of contaminant removed by the extraction system for a posed management scenario.
Peralta, R.C. and A.H. Aly. 1995. Maximizing TCE removal from a contaminated aquifer. Proceedings AWRA Conference, Water Conservation in the 21st Century: Conservation, Demand and Supply. Salt Lake City, Utah, p. 415-422.