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NEW PERSPECTIVES IN THE USE OF HORIZONTAL WELLS FOR ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION
Koenigsberg, S.S., E.R. Piatt, and L.I. Robinson.
Remediation 28(4):45-50(2018)

Decreasing costs and a strategic shift are two factors that have brought about a resurgence of horizontal well systems. Cost savings can be achieved when moving from monolithic single well systems to segmented well systems, which is an advance in site assessment and remediation. Nested, discrete horizontal profiling can be used to assess sites accurately, especially those challenged by access issues, and provides more directed treatment operations with flexibility in dynamic groundwater systems. Conceptual site models can be enhanced with new perspectives and, depending on the situation, may provide significant economic advantages in deployment. They create a new paradigm in contrast, or rather as an adjunct, to vertical profiling and high-resolution site characterization and open up a new strategic approach that can be called high-resolution contaminant distribution. https://enrxinc.com/wp-content/uploads/Koenigsberg-et-al-New-Perspectives-In-The-Use-Of-Horizontal-Wells-Autumn-2018.pdf.



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