Literature evaluation of induced groundwater tracers, field tracer techniques, and hydrodynamic dispersion values in porous media

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Title: Literature evaluation of induced groundwater tracers, field tracer techniques, and hydrodynamic dispersion values in porous media
Author: Reid, Gary Carl
Abstract: Tracers have been employed to evaluate groundwater flow velocity as well as the physical characteristics of the geologic media through which they pass . A wide variety of groundwater tracers have been reported in the literature . These tracers include dyes , gases , particulate matter , thermal , and molecular and ionic substances . Well tests which include both single and multiple wells have been utilized in conjunction with these groundwater tracers . Single well evaluation includes borehole dilution and pulse technique . Multiple well tests encompass studies conducted in an unstressed well field , pumping and injection well tests , and discharging - recharging well pairs . The media's ability to disperse , or mix the tracer , which is known as the dispersivity of the specific medium , can be calculated by the use of tracers in conjunction with well tests . Dispersivities have been extracted from the literature and include values from several media types including elastics , fractured carbonates , and fractured crystalline rocks .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /8454
Date: 1981-08

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Literature evaluation of induced groundwater tracers, field tracer techniques, and hydrodynamic dispersion values in porous media. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /8454 .

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