Tracer Tests—General


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Tracer Tests—General
Marek Zaluski MSE Technology Applications Butte, Montana A tracer test is a field method used in hydrogeology to quantify selected hydraulic or hydrochemical parameters. In its most common form, a tracer test is conducted by emplacing a defined quantity of traceable substance or a heat source within the aquifer and tracking it down hydraulic-gradient, where at certain points of space and time, its quantity is measured. This form of a tracer test can be viewed as a positive-displacement slug test or an injection test in which stress to the aquifer is delivered in the form of chemical substance or a heat source, rath…
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Willis Weight: Hydrogeology Field Manual, Second Edition. Tracer Tests—General, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008 2001), AccessEngineering Export