Logic-based design of groundwater monitoring network for redundancy reduction

Dhar, Anirban, and Datta, Bithin (2010) Logic-based design of groundwater monitoring network for redundancy reduction. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136 (1). pp. 88-94.

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A methodology is developed based on an optimization model solution for optimal design of groundwater quality monitoring network. Redundancy in monitoring network results in economic and overall inefficiency of the network. Therefore, redundancy reduction is an important issue in the optimal design of a monitoring network. The developed methodology reduces monitoring redundancy. It incorporates the inverse distance weighting method for spatial interpolation of concentration data. The formulated logic-based mixed-integer linear optimization model is solved using the branch-and-bound algorithm. The proposed methodology is tested for a real world problem. Performance of the proposed methodology is evaluated for different scenarios using available historical concentration data. These performance evaluation results show that the proposed methodology performs satisfactorily when compared with other existing methodologies. These results demonstrate the potential applicability of the proposed methodology for groundwater contaminant monitoring network design, while incorporating reduction in redundancy of monitoring locations.

Item ID: 9301
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1943-5452
Keywords: groundwater management, monitoring, optimization, groundwater pollution, monitoring network design, mixed-integer formulation
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 03:58
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960604 Environmental Management Systems @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 25%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 25%
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