Comparative performance evaluation of coal combustion products in industrial wastewater treatment

Yibo Chen and Sanjay Tewari Department: Civil Engineering of Louisiana Tech University, P.O. Box 10348, Ruston, LA 71272-0046 Ruston, Louisiana, 71270.Email Address: ych017@latech.edu; stewari@latech.edu. Utilizing waste products from one industry to treat industrial wastewater is environment friendly and economical. Fly ash is a carbon waste from coal-fired power plants. It…

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Design and construction of a salt and fresh water well couple to intercept saltwater migrating into the Southern Hills Aquifer system

R. “Randy” Hollis, P.E., Post Office Box 66396, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6396: randy@owenandwhite.com; Roy A. Waggenspack, P.E., Post Office Box 66396, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6396: roy@owenandwhite.com     Saltwater intrusion into the Southern Hills Aquifer system in East Baton Rouge Parish is of great concern to both public and industrial…

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Mandatory Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Water Composition

Keith B. Hall Louisiana State University Law Center 1 East Campus Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803 keith.hall@law.lsu.edu   Historically, the companies that perform hydraulic fracturing kept the composition of their fracturing fluids confidential, treating the compositions as trade secrets. But in recent years, many people have become concerned that hydraulic…

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Optimal Groundwater Observation Network Design for Model Discrimination under Conceptual Model Uncertainty: Case Study for Baton Rouge Aquifer System, Louisiana

Hai V. Pham, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3525 Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: hpham28@lsu.edu; Frank T.-C. Tsai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3418G Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: ftsai@lsu.edu        Groundwater systems are complex…

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Science and Regulation of Arsenic in Groundwater

Kate Magee, 616 FM 1960 Road West #575, Houston, TX 77090: kate.magee@c-ka.com   Arsenic is commonly associated with oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, and agricultural sites. It may be either naturally-occurring or an introduced contaminant. In cases where arsenic has been released into the environment, site-specific geochemical conditions dictate its…

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Climate change impacts on surface water and groundwater recharge of southwestern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana

Ehsan Beigi and Frank T.-C. Tsai Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 3418G Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Louisiana State University E-mail: ebeigi3@lsu.edu; ftsai@lsu.edu;   This study conducts uncertainty analysis on future region-scale hydrologic projections under the uncertain climate change projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment…

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Evaluating the Practicality of LNAPL Recovery

Jeff Lane, CK Associates – 616 FM 1960 West, Suite 575, Houston, Texas 77090, jeff.lane@c-ka.com   In some cases, recovery of LNAPL is critical to prevent plume spreading and protect receptors (i.e. discharges to surface water, persons or animals contacting impacted soil or vapors, and users of water wells) and…

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Managing an Aquifer Under The Risk of Costly Event: When Strategic Interaction Promotes Prudent Behaviors

Krishna P.Paudel Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA kpaudel@agcenter.lsu.edu Biswo Poudel, Kathmandu University, Nepal Fabien Prieur, INRA, France   Natural gas production through hydraulic fracturing (specifically horizontal slickwater fracking) since 1998 has brought or is likely to bring economic development in many parts of the U.S. Hydraulic fracturing has been…

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Biogeochemistry of surface waters and groundwaters at Myrtle Grove, LA

Telfeyan Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA *correspondence: ktelfeya@tulane.edu; A. Breaux Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Cocoderie, LA, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; J. Kim Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; K.H. Johannesson, K.H. Department…

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