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Salt intrusion study into an Italian aquifer: Power plant siting environmental effects

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Abstract

The construction of a thermoelectrical power plant in a coastal area in Southern Italy required a significant lowering of the water table of the underlying unconfined aquifer. A large increase in the salinity of the groundwater was therefore expected. Because of the presence of farmland in the area, a detailed investigation was required to predict the effects of this extensive pumping on the saltwater intrusion. A numerical study was therefore conducted on the area using a 3D, fully coupled finite element model. This paper summarizes the results obtained in the study. The simulation proceeded initially with the determination of the actual steady state profile of the saltwater intrusion under unperturbed conditions. Then, modifications to concentration profiles due to water pumping were determined under different scenarios. The results obtained agree well with the limited field data that are available up to date.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ETDE-IT-93-20
Reference Number:
SCA: 200203; 200500; 540320; PA: ITA-93:000038; SN: 93000925411
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; GROUND WATER; WATER POLLUTION; SEAWATER; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; WATER TABLES; SALINITY; FOUNDATIONS; WATER REMOVAL; 200203; 200500; 540320; SITE SELECTION AND LAND USE; ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS; CHEMICALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT
OSTI ID:
10117634
Research Organizations:
Ente Nazionale per l`Energia Elettrica, Milan (Italy). Centro di Ricerca Idraulica e Strutturale; Ente Nazionale per l`Energia Elettrica, Milan (Italy); Padua Univ. (Italy)
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93758897; TRN: 93:000038
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
ITA
Size:
8 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Rangogni, R, Uliana, A F, Pini, G, and Putti, M. Salt intrusion study into an Italian aquifer: Power plant siting environmental effects. Italy: N. p., 1992. Web.
Rangogni, R, Uliana, A F, Pini, G, & Putti, M. Salt intrusion study into an Italian aquifer: Power plant siting environmental effects. Italy.
Rangogni, R, Uliana, A F, Pini, G, and Putti, M. 1992. "Salt intrusion study into an Italian aquifer: Power plant siting environmental effects." Italy.
@misc{etde_10117634,
title = {Salt intrusion study into an Italian aquifer: Power plant siting environmental effects}
author = {Rangogni, R, Uliana, A F, Pini, G, and Putti, M}
abstractNote = {The construction of a thermoelectrical power plant in a coastal area in Southern Italy required a significant lowering of the water table of the underlying unconfined aquifer. A large increase in the salinity of the groundwater was therefore expected. Because of the presence of farmland in the area, a detailed investigation was required to predict the effects of this extensive pumping on the saltwater intrusion. A numerical study was therefore conducted on the area using a 3D, fully coupled finite element model. This paper summarizes the results obtained in the study. The simulation proceeded initially with the determination of the actual steady state profile of the saltwater intrusion under unperturbed conditions. Then, modifications to concentration profiles due to water pumping were determined under different scenarios. The results obtained agree well with the limited field data that are available up to date.}
place = {Italy}
year = {1992}
month = {Dec}
}