Engineering >> Civil & Environmental Engineering

Groundwater Remediation through Air Stripping

by Milva Ballester


Submitted : Spring 2013

Calculus approaches are used to determine the volumetric flow rate of water needed to be sent to an air stripper in an attempt to decrease the amount of contaminants in a given period of four years. A general model including the volume of the given groundwater aquifer, as well as the concentrations of contaminants coming into the air stripper and out of the air stripper is considered and used as the basis of the calculus methods needed. By applying the circumstances stated in the particular problem (i.e., specific amounts of concentrations, volume of aquifer, etc.), a volumetric flow rate of water is obtained for two different scenarios. Given the results, the two scenarios are evaluated while advantages and disadvantages are considered. From the combined data, either scenario A or scenario B (discussed in detail later) is determined to be more effective in removing contaminants from groundwater aquifers.

Related Links:



[ Back ]

Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell
Groundwater Remediation through Air Stripping