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Article title Indentification of potential sites for aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) in coastal areas using ASR performance estimation methods
Author(s) Zuurbier, K.G. ; Zaadnoordijk, W.J. ; Stuyfzand, P.J. ; Bakker, M.
Journal title Hydrogeology journal : official journal of the International Association of Hydrogeologists
Part(Year)Number 21(2013)6
Pages 1373 - 1383
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Keyword(s) (cab) fresh water / aquifers / water storage / water supply / horticulture / westland
Categories Water Supply
Publication type Scientific article
Language English
About Performance of freshwater aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) systems in brackish or saline aquifers is negatively affected by lateral flow, density effects, and/or dispersive mixing, causing ambient groundwater to enter ASR wells during recovery. Two recently published ASR performance estimation methods are applied in a Dutch coastal area, characterized by brackish-to-saline groundwater and locally high lateral-flow velocities. ASR performance of existing systems in the study area show good agreement with the predicted performance using the two methods, provided that local vertical anisotropy ratios are limited (<3). Deviations between actual and predicted ASR performance may originate from simplifications in the conceptual model and uncertainties in the hydrogeological and hydrochemical input. As the estimation methods prove suitable to predict ASR performance, feasibility maps are generated for different scales of ASR to identify favorable ASR sites. Successful small-to-medium-scale ASR varies spatially in the study area, emphasizing the relevance of reliable a priori spatial mapping.
program Knowledge for Climate (KfC)
theme HS Hotspots
project (HSHL3.2) Optimized Aquifer Storage and Recovery of freshwater
program Knowledge for Climate (KfC)
theme HS2 Hotspotoverstijgende thema's
project (Thema 2) Zoetwatervoorziening en waterkwaliteit
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