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INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF FLUTE™ LINERS FOR CROSS-HOLE HYDRAULIC TESTING IN CRYSTALLINE BEDROCK AQUIFERS
Persaud, Elisha Marie, Master's thesis, University of Guelph, 155 pp, 2017

Rapid groundwater velocities can render crystalline bedrock aquifers particularly vulnerable to contamination. This study examined the installation of flexible, impermeable FLUTe™ liners as a means for assessing cross-hole fracture connectivity in a crystalline bedrock aquifer. The liners were used to generate a new style of hydraulic pulse into the aquifer, with pressure response monitored in a nearby network of open boreholes. Preliminary testing revealed the potential for this method to be used in conjunction with other currently employed borehole liner applications to identify significant groundwater flow paths and estimate inter-well transmissivity. http://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/10326



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