Assessment of aquifer salinization beneath an offshore industrial park based on solute transport calculation

Shu Yun Liang, Ting Nien Wu, Yu Sheng Wu, Yen Chin Chou, Cheng Haw Lee

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess aquifer salinization in the coastal area of an Offshore Industrial Park in Taiwan. Study area belongs to the new Delta Holocene alluvium, which is composed of clay, silt, sand, gravel and their mixture. Groundwater quality measurements including electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids, chloride and sulfate were used as indicator to evaluate aquifer salinization. Regional groundwater flows from the middle of study area to the embracing beach, which is the typical island-type-like distribution of groundwater lens. Temporal variations of chloride concentrations in monitoring wells were simulated based on the calculation of solute transport. The simulation result matched with the observation that rainfall leaching could cause dilution of chloride concentration and lessen aquifer salinization. Solute exchange at the interface of fresh water and saline water strongly affected desalinization rate in groundwater, and thus desalinization rate was dependent on its distance from the seashore. According to the calculation of solute transport, it might take about 14 years for complete desalinization through continual rainfall leaching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering
Pages1285-1288
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 29
Event2013 International Conference on Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering, CMTEE 2013 - Taichung, Taiwan
Duration: 2013 Aug 212013 Aug 23

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume779
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2013 International Conference on Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering, CMTEE 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityTaichung
Period13-08-2113-08-23

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Solute transport
Aquifers
Groundwater
Leaching
Rain
Groundwater flow
Saline water
Silt
Gravel
Beaches
Dilution
Coastal zones
Lenses
Clay
Sand
Monitoring
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Liang, S. Y., Wu, T. N., Wu, Y. S., Chou, Y. C., & Lee, C. H. (2013). Assessment of aquifer salinization beneath an offshore industrial park based on solute transport calculation. In Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering (pp. 1285-1288). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 779). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.779-780.1285
Liang, Shu Yun ; Wu, Ting Nien ; Wu, Yu Sheng ; Chou, Yen Chin ; Lee, Cheng Haw. / Assessment of aquifer salinization beneath an offshore industrial park based on solute transport calculation. Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering. 2013. pp. 1285-1288 (Advanced Materials Research).
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Liang, SY, Wu, TN, Wu, YS, Chou, YC & Lee, CH 2013, Assessment of aquifer salinization beneath an offshore industrial park based on solute transport calculation. in Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering. Advanced Materials Research, vol. 779, pp. 1285-1288, 2013 International Conference on Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering, CMTEE 2013, Taichung, Taiwan, 13-08-21. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.779-780.1285

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Materials, Transportation and Environmental Engineering. 2013. p. 1285-1288 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 779).

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