Meso-Scale recharge systems to compare the efficiency of diverse Reactive Barriers accelerating water quality improvement.
The reuse of impaired waters has become a required component of water resources management due to the increasing demand of quality water, especially in arid and semiarid regions. Therefore, the development of sustainable, high-efficiency, low cost technologies for water treatment is urgent.
Artificial recharge of aquifers with impaired water is a low-energy and low-cost water recycling technology which allows to improve the recharge water quality and to increase groundwater resources. One of the major concerns with artificial recharge using impaired water is the potential contamination of the underlying aquifer with pathogens and inorganic and organic chemicals present in the infiltrating water.
The aim of this study is to test and improve reactive barriers to prevent leaching of pathogens, inorganic nutrients, and emerging organic compounds to underlying aquifers during artificial recharge of aquifers through infiltration basin.