Feasibility of using fiber optics for monitoring groundwater contaminants

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StatementThomas Hirschfeld ... [et al.].
ContributionsHirschfeld, Thomas., Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.)
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New geophysical methods are required for monitoring hydrologic processes at the catchment and larger scales, and for quantifying fluxes between groundwater and surface water. Fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (FO-DTS) is an emerging technology that has promise for characterizing estuary-aquifer and stream-aquifer interaction and for.

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A review is made of the potential and problems of using fiber optics for mine monitoring systems. Methane detection is based on differential absorption of infrared light. A methane monitor is described that can detect concentrations as low as pct as far away as 2 km via fiber optic cable.

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Steven L. Bryant. Contamination of groundwater by NAPLs is a widespread problem. Typically, however, the location of NAPL contaminant sources is.HSRC Information Repository Bibliography.

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