What is a groundwater model? 
 
 
 
 
The Groundwater Model is an interactive classroom tool that is designed to show the flow of water and toxins though differing gradients. It can be used in front of a classroom and can be easily used by students . It can demonstrate flow through confined and unconfined aquifers as well as the effects of pumping pressure on these aquifers.
 

Concepts that can be demonstrated:

  • Cone of depression
  • Principles of artesian flow
  • Well interference effects
  • Two directional flow to a river
  • Rain discharge effects on contaminant depth
  • Groundwater movement through an artesian aquifer
  • Contaminant dispersion and dilution in an aquifer
  • Groundwater inflow and outflow in a seepage lake
  • The piezometric surface above a zone of saturation
  • Leakage of lagoons, landfills, or similar structures into groundwater
  • Water quality stratification in the aquifer with narrow zones of contamination

  • One directional groundwater flow with a change in water level over the two feet length of the model
  • Salt water intrusion
  • Hydraulic fracturing and ogallala aquifer

Model Dimensions: 2 ft long X 1 ft tall X 1.5 in wide


     

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Our Standard Groundwater Model Includes:

  • Stand
  • Manual
  • Instructional DVD 
  • Nalgene Bottle with Rubber Stopper 
  • Additional Labels
  • Whirl Pack:

    • 10 & 30 CC Syringes
    • 2 Elbow Joints
    • 3 Foot Tubing
    • 5 Syringe Tips