Date of Award
Master of Science
Geological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. W. Thomas Straw
Dr. Duane R. Hampton
Dr. Alan E. Kehew
Masters Thesis-Open Access
With the growing concern over ground water protection and waste water management, interest in the use of slug tests to characterize hydraulic properties of aquifers has increased. While slug tests offer an inexpensive alternative to pump tests, problems arise with collection of the tests and the interpretation of the results. Field tests and mathematical studies show that both positive and negative biases of formation properties have been obtained. The resulting errors can be traced to improper analytical techniques, incorrect assumptions of well configuration and aquifer properties, poor well installation and data gathering. Most of these problems can be corrected by altering the methods of conducting the test or interpreting the data, but the effects of well characteristics still need to be addressed.
Amore, Christopher G., "Well Screen Characteristics which Constrain Hydraulic Conductivity Calculated from Slug Tests" (1997). Masters Theses. 4801.