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Fluid Flow and Solute Movement in Sandstones: the Onshore UK Permo-Triassic Red Bed Sequence

Product Code: SP263
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by R.D. Barker and J.H. Tellam
Publication Date: 31 August 2006
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Special Publication 263

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Sandstone aquifers are common worldwide: they contain a significant proportion of the Earth's fresh water supplies.  However, because of their textural complexity and the frequent occurrence of both matrix and fracture flow, prediction of flow and pollutant migration is still a considerable challenge.  This volume contains a collection of papers summarizing current research on an example sandstone aquifer: the UK Permo-Triassic Sandstone sequence.  These red bed, organic-poor sandstones are of fluvial and aeolian origin, are often strongly textured, and are cut by discontinuities of a wide range of permeabilities.  Matrix flow often dominates, but fracture flow also occurs.  The papers in the volume deal with research on saturated and unsaturated flow, and solute and non-aqueous-phase liquid movement.  They cover investigations from laboratory to regional scale, and involve a wide range of approaches, from petrophysical through geophysical and hydrochemical to modelling.

The book is intended to be of interest to researchers and practitioners involved in water resources and groundwater pollution, and to hydrogeology, water engineering, and environmental science students.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-204-8
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-204-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.00 kg


Towards prediction of saturated zone-pollutant movement in groundwaters in fractured permeable-matrix aquifers: the case of the UK Permo-Triassic sandstones, J H Tellam and R D Barker • Flow  High-resolution petrophysical characterization of samples from an aeolian sandstone: the Permian Penrith Sandstone of NW England, M A Lovell, P D Jackson, P K Harvey and R C Flint • Pore geometry of Permo-Triassic sandstone from measurements of electrical spectroscopy, J B T Scott and R D Barker • Characterization of permeability distributions in six lithofacies from the Helsby and Wilmslow sandstone formations of the Cheshire Basin, UK, J P Bloomfield, M F Moreau and A J Newell • Petrophysical characterization of the Sherwood Sandstone from East Yorkshire, UK, M Pokar, L J West and N E Odling • Calcrete as a source of heterogeneity in Triassic fluvial sandstone aquifers (Otter Sandstone Formation, SW England), A J Newell • Sedimentary and diagenetic environments of the Wildmoor Sandstone Formation (UK): implications for groundwater and contaminant transport, and sand production, J E Bouch, E Hough, S J Kemp, J A McKervey, G M Williams and R B Greswell • Estimation of vertical diffusivity from seasonal fluctuations in groundwater pressures deep in boreholes near Sellafield, NW England, M J Streetly, J A Heathcote and P J Degnan • Structural controls on groundwater flow in the Permo-Triassic sandstones of NW England, K J Seymour, J A Ingram and S J Gebbett • Towards understanding the Dumfries Basin Aquifer, SW Scotland, M C Akhurst, D F Ball, L Brady, D K Buckley, J Burns, W G Darling, A M MacDonald, A A McMillan, B E O Dochartaigh, D W Peach, N S Robins and G P Wealthhall • Unsaturated flow  DC electrical properties of Permo-Triassic sandstone, S Taylor and R D Barker • Flow and transport in the unsaturated Sherwood Sandstone: characterization using cross-borehole geophysical methods, P Winship, A Binley and D Gomez • Pollutant movement  Non-reactive solute movement through saturated laboratory samples of undisturbed stratified sandstone, K Bashar and J H Tellam • Controls on dense non-aqueous phase liquid transport in Permo-Triassic sandstones, UK, D C Gooddy and J P Bloomfield • The arsenic concentration in groundwater from the Abbey Arms Wood observation borehole, Delamere, Cheshire, UK, D G Kinniburgh, A J Newell, J Davies, P L Smedley, A E Milodowski, J A Ingram and P D Merrin • Investigating rising nitrate concentrations in groundwater in the Permo-Triassic aquifer, Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK, A Butcher, A Lawrence, C Jackson, E Cullis, J Cunningham, K Hasan and J A Ingram • The capillary characteristic model of petroleum hydrocarbon saturation in the Permo-Triassic sandstone and its implications for remediation, K D Privett • Investigation and management of a kerosene leakage into a Permo-Triassic sandstone aquifer in the UK, S B Rees • Combined isotopic and modelling approach to determine the source of saline groundwaters in the Selby Triassic sandstone aquifer, UK, S H Bottrell, L J West and K Yoshida  


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