Experience with Riverbed Clogging Along the Rhine River

There is no such thing as a free lunch
  • Jürgen Schubert
Part of the Nato Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (NAIV, volume 60)

Abstract

Clogging of the riverbed caused by the operation of riverbank filtration wells is a highly dynamic process, governed not only by varying pumping rates, but by the runoff dynamics of the river and by the quality of the river water. Investigations of the riverbed and the river-aquifer interactions at two RBF sites in the Lower Rhine region will be presented. The different behavior of both RBF plants confirms the importance of stream processes and the adaptation of pumping rate for sustainable yield.

Key words

Riverbank filtration clogging of the riverbed operational experience field studies river-aquifer interactions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Schubert
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  1. 1.DüsseldorfGermany

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