Tuesday, June 17

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Isleta Room

MS17
Optimization Techniques in Groundwater Remediation

This minisymposium addresses optimization techniques and their application in groundwater remediation. The frequency and costs associated with characterization, containment, cleanup, and monitoring are staggering. Optimization methods are being used to reduce costs, health hazards, and risk of design failure. Traditional optimization methods and novel methods are being combined, adapted, and revised because the computational size of environmental remediation problems is so large, yet the observation set is sparse and makes system uncertainty an inescapable fact. All aspects of groundwater remediation design -- ranging from site characterization to reliability analysis -- are considered within the scope of this session.

Organizer: David E. Dougherty
University of Vermont

10:30 Interpreting Partitioning Tracer Data for NAPL Characterization: The Inverse Problem
Daene C. McKinney, University of Texas, Austin
11:00 Coupling Risk and Cost in a Multi-Objective Framework for Optimizing Remediation Design
Alex S. Mayer, Michigan Technological University
11:30 Optimal Design of a Groundwater Remediation System at LLNL Using Simulated Annealing
Donna M. Rizzo and George P. Karatzas, University of Vermont
12:00 An Efective Procedure to Incorporate Uncertainty into Subsurface Remediation Models Using a Multi-scenario Approach
George P. Karatzas, University of Vermont

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