Using air-lift pumping as an in-situ aquifer remediation technique

H. Gvirtzman*, S. M. Gorelick

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The global attempt to protect and restore the major water resources encouraged hydrologists to develop new, simple and effective aquifer remediation methods. A new in-situ remediation procedure is proposed to remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) dissolved in groundwater. This is accomplished by injection of air into a well, using a combined technique of air-lift pumping with a form of vapor stripping. The feasibility of the proposed method was analyzed using concepts of mass transfer of VOCs from water to air bubbles and transport of VOCs in porous media

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Stability - Jerusalem, Isr
Duration: 1 Jun 19921 Jun 1992


  • Contamination
  • Flow
  • Fuel
  • Groundwater
  • Oil
  • Remediation
  • Transport


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