Water21 April 2012 (14.2) pp51-53 © IWA Publishing
Cause and prevention of abstraction well clogging: diagnosing potential supply problems
By Kees van Beek
A significant amount of groundwater worldwide is abstracted from wells, but blockages can occur due to chemical or sedimentary reasons. Kees van Beek discusses the processes of how clogging can occur, and why it is necessary to understand the type of clogging taking place in order to put in place the correct preventative measures.
Keywords: abstraction wells, well clogging
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