Attenuation of groundwater pollution by bank filtration

Hiscock, KM and Grischek, T (2002) Attenuation of groundwater pollution by bank filtration. Journal of Hydrology, 266 (3-4). pp. 139-144. ISSN 1879-2707

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Abstract

Bank filtration, either natural or induced through the river bed by pumping from a system of connected lateral or vertical wells, provides a means of obtaining public water supplies. The success of such schemes is dependent on the microbial activity and chemical transformations that are commonly enhanced in the colmation layer within the river bed compared to those that take place in surface or ground waters. The actual biogeochemical interactions that sustain the quality of the pumped bank filtrate depend on numerous factors including aquifer mineralogy, shape of the aquifer, oxygen and nitrate concentrations in the surface water, types of organic matter in the surface and ground water environments, and land use in the local catchment area. This paper provides an introduction to a series of nine papers contained in this Special Issue that highlight these factors and finishes with a list of recommendations for co-ordinated research into attenuation of groundwater pollution by bank filtration.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 26 May 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 10:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/31475
DOI: 10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00158-0

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