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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 57 (1973)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1592

Last Page: 1592

Title: Design and Operation of Land-Treatment Systems for Minimum Contamination of Groundwater: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Herman Bouwer

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The increasing interest in land-treatment systems for sewage effluent and other liquid wastes, as well as some solid wastes, poses a threat to the Previous HitqualityNext Hit of the native groundwater even though the waste Previous HitwaterNext Hit itself undergoes a marked improvement in Previous HitqualityNext Hit as it moves through the ground and becomes "renovated" Previous HitwaterNext Hit. To avoid large-scale spread of the renovated Previous HitwaterNext Hit into the groundwater basin, the renovated Previous HitwaterNext Hit should be collected again at some point by wells (deep aquifers) or drains (shallow aquifers) for reuse or release into the surface Previous HitwaterTop. For the Salt River Valley, the effective transmissibility of the aquifer for recharge was evaluated from a pilot project and then used in the design of a full-scale system. This effective transmissibility was less than the a uifer transmissibility.

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