Impermeable Flexible Liners (FLUTe) in Fractured Bedrock for Sealing Boreholes and Obtaining Depth Discrete Measurements of Permeability and Flow
Abs: Intensive investigations of contaminated sites in fractured rock are increasing in North America,
with application of many new field methods. A multidisciplinary research team at the University
of Guelph (UofG), led by Dr. Beth Parker, has developed a comprehensive approach for such
investigations aimed at delineation of contaminant distributions and understanding the transport and
fate of contaminants in both fracture networks and the rock matrix blocks between the fractures. This
is known as the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Approach. This approach includes important new methods, several of which involve “flexible liners”, referred to as FLUTe™ technologies.
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