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Title: Monitoring well

Abstract

The present invention relates to a monitoring well which includes an enclosure defining a cavity and a water reservoir enclosed within the cavity and wherein the reservoir has an inlet and an outlet. The monitoring well further includes a porous housing borne by the enclosure and which defines a fluid chamber which is oriented in fluid communication with the outlet of the reservoir, and wherein the porous housing is positioned in an earthen soil location below-grade. A geophysical monitoring device is provided and mounted in sensing relation relative to the fluid chamber of the porous housing; and a coupler is selectively moveable relative to the outlet of reservoir to couple the porous housing and water reservoir in fluid communication. An actuator is coupled in force transmitting relation relative to the coupler to selectively position the coupler in a location to allow fluid communication between the reservoir and the fluid chamber defined by the porous housing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
874514
Patent Number(s):
6405588
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
monitoring; relates; enclosure; defining; cavity; water; reservoir; enclosed; inlet; outlet; porous; housing; borne; defines; fluid; chamber; oriented; communication; positioned; earthen; soil; location; below-grade; geophysical; device; provided; mounted; sensing; relation; coupler; selectively; moveable; couple; actuator; coupled; force; transmitting; position; allow; defined; fluid communication; fluid chamber; /73/166/

Citation Formats

Hubbell, Joel M., and Sisson, James B. Monitoring well. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Hubbell, Joel M., & Sisson, James B. Monitoring well. United States.
Hubbell, Joel M., and Sisson, James B. Tue . "Monitoring well". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874514.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to a monitoring well which includes an enclosure defining a cavity and a water reservoir enclosed within the cavity and wherein the reservoir has an inlet and an outlet. The monitoring well further includes a porous housing borne by the enclosure and which defines a fluid chamber which is oriented in fluid communication with the outlet of the reservoir, and wherein the porous housing is positioned in an earthen soil location below-grade. A geophysical monitoring device is provided and mounted in sensing relation relative to the fluid chamber of the porous housing; and a coupler is selectively moveable relative to the outlet of reservoir to couple the porous housing and water reservoir in fluid communication. An actuator is coupled in force transmitting relation relative to the coupler to selectively position the coupler in a location to allow fluid communication between the reservoir and the fluid chamber defined by the porous housing.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
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