Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) is a water storage alternative applicable to a wide range of hydrogeologic conditions and climates. As demand for water increases, these systems will need to expand in scale from single recharge and extraction wells to fields with 30+ wells. In this work, we will aim to improve the implementation of multi-well ASR technology along three lines:
- Develop better methods and guidance for determining the potential local and large scale effects of mixing between native and introduced waters prior to project development.
- Demonstrate the effects of subsurface heterogeneity on ASR hydraulics and contaminant transport and provide recommendations on priorities for preliminary site investigation.
- Create an operations/decision making module to optimize energy use and enhance recovery fraction in ASR systems, based on hydraulics and aquifer properties.
- Improving Adoption of Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Texas
- Assessing aquifer storage and recovery feasibility in the Gulf Coastal Plains of Texas