HPC for Groundwater Remediation

Published May 12, 2015

High Performance Computing For Designing Groundwater Remediation Systems

...search procedures and tools that come from this research can be tailored to a wide variety of geoscience challenges

This project involves the design of cost-effective systems to safeguard the nation’s groundwater supplies from contaminated sites.  For example, coupling high performance computing with simulation-based optimization makes it possible to navigate complex pump-and-treat cost surfaces and identify least-cost systems of extraction wells. Such procedures can save millions of dollars while still protecting the country’s vulnerable aquifers.


Furthermore, the search procedures and tools that come from this research can be tailored to a wide variety of geoscience challenges, including carbon sequestration, geothermal extraction, and hydropower management.

This work is being done in conjunction with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities which opens up opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research within their field of study.  Dr. Shawn Matott of CCR is supporting this project.