Integrated optimal management of ground-water pollution and withdrawal

Keshari, Ashok K., and Datta, Bithin (1996) Integrated optimal management of ground-water pollution and withdrawal. Ground Water, 34 (1). pp. 104-113.

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An integrated ground-water management model is formulated as a multivariable constrained nonlinear optimization problem. To simulate the physical and chemical processes occurring within a leaky confined aquifer system, the finite-difference forms of the flow and transport equations are embedded in the management model. The Hooke-Jeeves method, a nonlinear programming technique, in conjunction with the exterior penalty function method is used to solve this management model. The suitability and capability of this method to solve the management problems for study areas of different sizes and different numbers of management periods are demonstrated. The performance evaluation of this proposed methodology establishes its potential applicability for the solutions of different kinds of ground-water management problems. The developed methodology also demonstrates the suitability of the embedding technique to solve a dimensionally large nonlinear ground-water management problem. The proposed methodology does not require the linking of simulation and optimization models externally. It is shown that global optimality of obtained solutions is dependent on the extensive identification of local optimal solutions and the accuracy in prescribed aquifer characteristics.

Item ID: 9978
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1745-6584
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 05:14
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 25%
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%
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