Investigating modern methods of water wells rehabilitation for use in Iran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 MSc. Student, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Rural Water and Wastewater Company of Lorestan Province


One of the problems associated with long term use of wells is creation of deposits on well screen or gravel packs. The deposits, despite the presence of water in the context of the aquifer, prevent the penetration of water into the well. As a result, it greatly reduces the amount of water production of the well. Rehabilitation of wells is characterized by removing the deposits from the front and back of the well screen. So far, there have been some methods of well rehabilitation, nowadays, however, with the development of technology, more efficient methods have been developed causing less damage to the aquifer and the environment. In this study, new methods of well rehabilitation are investigated for implementation in Iran. A criterion for determining the efficiency of the methods is proposed. The method of air shock in combination to water jet is estimated to be more efficient with less time and cost consumption for implementation in Iran.


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Volume 4, Issue 3
September 2017
Pages 873-886
  • Receive Date: 28 February 2017
  • Revise Date: 27 April 2017
  • Accept Date: 10 May 2017
  • First Publish Date: 23 September 2017
  • Publish Date: 23 September 2017