Optimal Design of Capture Zones in Aquifer Remediation

  • Mustafa M. Aral
  • Charles Shea
  • Faiz Al-Khayyal
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASEN2, volume 9)


Contamination of ground-water resources is a major concern for populations throughout the world. Parallel to the emphasis placed on this environmental issue and the general concern on adverse health effects of contaminated subsurface environments, proper management of contaminated sites has also become a critical issue. During the past twenty-five years, the research area of ground-water simulations and inclusion of optimization algorithms in these simulations have been the subject of significant amount of research. The purpose of this paper is to introduce an alternative approach to the computational structure involved in these simulations.


Contaminant Transport Capture Zone Piezometric Head Contaminant Plume Multilayer Aquifer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa M. Aral
    • 1
  • Charles Shea
    • 1
  • Faiz Al-Khayyal
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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