Project 12: GROUNDWATER SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
Steve Hampson, Assistant Director, Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment, University of Kentucky
Srinivasa Lingireddy, Ph.D, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky
Ramesh Teegavarapu, Ph.D., Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, University of Kentucky
The USDOE, through the USACOE, has developed a groundwater finite element model for the PGDP. This project will provide for the calibration and utilization of the finite element model relative to past oversight and calibration findings. This project will also provide funding to allow for the management of the “web-based” model by the University of Kentucky Civil Engineering Department for approximately two years.
1. Finalize calibration of the finite element model to reflect current state of groundwater and contaminant transport at the PGDP.
2. Implement the routine use the finite element model to evaluate the efficiency of proposed groundwater remediation plans and the efficacy of groundwater contamination at the PGDP.
1. Finalize reviews, evaluations, and recommendations from ongoing UK groundwater modeling activities relative to the finite element model,
2. Provide finite element modeling assessment for a range of groundwater remedial approaches including natural attenuation, hydraulic containment, pump & treat, and source/dissolved phase removal/treatment,
3. Interact with USACOE, DOE personnel, DOE contractors, and public working on groundwater modeling projects.
4. Provide ongoing improvements and management of the USACOE web-based groundwater model for the PGDP.
1. Quarterly progress reports.
2. Project progress presentation at quarterly meetings.
3. Final report addressing the results of tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Dr. Srinivasa Lingireddy
Dr. Joe Hagerty
Dr. Jagadeesh Anmala
Dr. Alan Fryar
KRCEE is a collaborative effort of Kentucky universities and is administered by the University of Kentucky.