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Bore II, co-developed by Berkeley Lab researchers Frank Hale, Chin-Fu Tsang, and Christine Doughty, provides vital information for solving water quality and supply problems and for improving remediation of contaminated sites. Termed "hydrophysical logging," this technology is based on the concept of measuring repeated depth profiles of fluid electric conductivity in a borehole that is pumping. As fluid enters the wellbore, its distinct electric conductivity causes peaks in the conductivity log that grow and migrate upward with time. Analysis of the evolution of the peaks enables characterization of groundwater flow distribution more quickly, more cost effectively, and with higher resolution than ever before. Combining the unique interpretation software Bore II with advanced downhole instrumentation (the hydrophysical logging tool), the method quantifies inflow and outflow locations, their associated flow rates, and the basic water quality parameters of the associated formation waters (e.g., pH, oxidation-reduction potential, temperature). In addition, when applied in conjunction with downhole fluid sampling, Bore II makes possible a complete assessment of contaminant concentration within groundwater.
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BORE II; 003658IBMPC00
R&D Project: AF5865010; 2015-155
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Media Directory; Software Abstract; Media includes User Guide; Executable Module(s); Sample Problem Input Data;
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Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Contributing Orgs:
Christine Doughty, Chin-Fu Tsang, Frank Hale
Country of Publication:
United States

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