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Ground Water Hydrology Semester 7 (BE Fourth Year) BE Civil Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Introduction
  • Ground water utilization and historical background, ground water in hydrologic cycle, ground water budget, ground water level fluctuations and environmental influence, literature/ data/ internet resources
200.00 Occurrence and Movement of Ground Water
  • Origin and age of ground water, rock properties affecting groundwater, groundwater column, zones of aeration and saturation, aquifers and their characteristics/classification, groundwater basins and springs.
  • Darcy's Law, permeability and its determination, Dupuit assumptions, heterogeneity and anisotropy.
  • Ground water flow rates and flow directions, general flow equations through porous media
300.00 Advanced Well Hydraulics
  • Steady /unsteady, uniform / radial flow to a well in a confined/ unconfined /leaky aquifer, well flow near aquifer boundaries/ for special conditions.
  • Partially penetrating/horizontal wells and multiple well systems, well completion/ development/ protection/ rehabilitation/ testing for yield.
400.00 Pollution and Quality Analysis of Ground Water
  • Municipal /industrial /agricultural /miscellaneous sources and causes of pollution, attenuation/underground distribution / potential evaluation of pollution.
  • Physical /chemical /biological analysis of groundwater quality, criteria and measures of ground water quality, ground water salinity and samples, graphical representations of ground water quality.
500.00 Surface/ Sub-surface Investigation of Ground Water
  • Geological /geophysical exploration/ remote sensing / electric resistivity /seismic refraction based methods for surface investigation of groundwater, test drilling and ground water level measurement.
  • Sub-surface ground water investigation through geophysical / resistivity /spontaneous potential/radiation / temperature / caliper / fluid conductivity.
600.00 Artificial Ground Water Recharge
  • Concept and methods of artificial ground water recharge, recharge mounds and induced recharge, wastewater recharge for reuse, water spreading.
700.00 Saline Water Intrusion in Aquifers
  • Ghyben-Herzberg relation between fresh and saline waters, shape and structure of the fresh and saline water interface.
  • Upcoming of saline water, fresh-saline water relations on oceanic islands, seawater intrusion in Karst terrains, saline water intrusion control.
800.00 Modeling and Management of Ground Water
  • Ground water modeling through porous media/analog / electric analog / digital computer models.
  • Ground water basin management concept, hydrologic equilibrium equation, conjunctive use of surface and ground water, ground water basin investigations, data collection and field work, dynamic equilibrium in natural aquifers.
  • Management potential and safe yield of aquifers, streamaquifer interaction.
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