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GROUNDWATER TECHNOLOGY HANDBOOK

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO EXPLORATION, EXTRACTION AND ECONOMIC USAGE OF GROUNDWATER.

The book presents a comprehensive, yet concise analysis of groundwater occurrence, its development, and the technology involved in its exploration, extraction, and economical usage. The book with minimum technical jargon, explains the various components and technology that go into efficient construction of a groundwater system, with emphasis on selection of pumps.  Installation of correct pump suited to the well is critically important to ensure long life for the well. Random selection of pumps may lead to underutilization of the well’s capacity, resulting in less yield with high power consumption.  It is widely recognized, that massive groundwater and power depletion occurs, consequent to deployment of incorrect pumps in water wells. 

The book discusses the causes for failure of wells, methods of diagnosis and the pre-emptive measures to prevent such failure. Water composition, its purification and economical methods of transmission are explained. Guidelines to establish whether the wells are being over-pumped, or under-pumped, the quantity and cost of water being drawn, whether there is sufficient water underground with optimum replenishment and whether the systems installed are compatible to the particular hydrological situation are defined. The book attempts in simple, easy to understand language, to bridge the gap between theory and practice and between the principles of groundwater as a natural science and its application technology.  It is a handy reference to NGO’s,  groundwater consultants, water well drillers, pump dealers, builders, agriculturists, industrial and urban planners, village leaders and where handy ready-reckoner tables substitute for advanced high-tech estimations.

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