Groundwater flow and arsenic contamination analyses in Southern Bangladesh

Tomohiro Umeki, Akira Mano, Yoshinobu Ishibashi

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Arsenic contamination had been found all over Bangladesh in 1993, however, the groundwater flow and the mechanism of arsenic contamination have not been made clear yet. Because the arsenic contamination spreads through the groundwater, it is important to understand the groundwater flow. We performed the field measurement from December 23rd to 25th, 2003 and from May 19th to 21st, 2004. Then we performed the numerical analyses of groundwater flow and arsenic transportation using MODFLOW to grasp the field groundwater condition. As a result of the field measurement, the underground condition of our study area is reductive. Besides, using MODFLOW, we could reproduce the groundwater flow properly and estimate a flux of groundwater drawn from wells, and then, predict the future contamination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContaminated Sediments
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluation and Remediation Techniques
PublisherAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0803134088, 9780803134089
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Event3rd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments - Shizuoka, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 232006 May 25

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
ISSN (Print)0066-0558


Other3rd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments


  • Arsenic
  • Groundwater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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