Theses and Dissertations

Below you will find a listing of Plan B Research Project Reports (developed in fulfillment of a M.S. degree on a non-thesis option), M.S. theses, and Ph.D. dissertations in Hydrogeology (G. Robbins, major advisor). Youmay obtained copies of theses and dissertations by contacting the UCONN library or by going to the UCONN Digital Commons
Contact Professor Gary Robbins to obtain copies of Plan B reports.

Plan B Research Project Reports

Wade Thomas
Applicability of Empirical Permeability Estimation Techniques in Glacial Deposits and Evaluation of the Permeability Distribution of Recompacted Stratified Drift Samples

Bruce Olmstead
Determination of In-Situ Soil Air Permeability-Values Utilizing Soil Gas Surveying Techniques

John Bondos
Macroscopic Scale Anisotropy Assessment For Glacial, Alluvial and Coastal Plain Geologic Sediments

Remo Mondazzi
Streambed Scour Processes Including a Level II Analysis of a Select Bridge Site in Somers, Connecticut

David Lehnus
An Assessment of Field and Empirical Methods to Determine True LNAPL Thickness

Kathy Lehnus
The Effects of Potassium Permanganate Injection on Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Groundwater Quality Parameters: A Case Study

Robert Sernoffsky
Use of the In-Situ Troll 9000 to Locate Fractures Contributing to Ground Water Flow in Bedrock Wells

Lee Suarez
Evaluation of Turbidity Acidification During Sampling and Analytical Preparation as the Cause of Observed Manganese Anomalies in Drinking Water Wells

Balint Lengyel
Sustainable Methods in Desalination

Judy Benson

Eric Henry

M.S. Theses

John Griffith
A New Method for Field Analysis of Soils Contaminated with Aromatic Hydrocarbon Compounds

Robert Bristol
Site Characterization and Groundwater Sampling Studies at an Underground Gasoline Storage Tank Facility

James Martin-Hayden
Fracture Evaluation with Down-Hole/Down-Hole and Down-Hole/Surface Resistivity Surveys

Gordon Binkhorst
Evaluation of Slug Test Methods for Determining Hydraulic Conductivity in Unconfined Aquifers

Aaron Green
Hydrogeologic Characterization of a Contaminated Bedrock Aquifer in Ashford, Connecticut

Brendan Deyo
Spatial and Temporal Variations in the Soil Gas Composition at a Gasoline Underground Storage Tank Release Site

Joanna Jasiorkowski
Systematic Variations in Relative Abundance of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes in Gasoline-Contaminated Ground Water

David McCabe
Evaluation of a Method for Obtaining Multilevel Hydrogeologic Data from Ground Water
Monitoring Wells

Christine Troskosky
Evaluation of the Processes Influencing the Three-Dimensional Contaminant Distribution of Gasoline in Ground Water

Marya A. Butler
Multilevel Ground Water and Soil Sampling at Underground Storage Tank Sites

Karen Billick
A Proportionate Mixing Method for Conducting Soil Gas Surveying Using Total Organic Vapor Detectors

Edward J. Gilbert
A three-dimensional evaluation of mass removal and remediation effectiveness at a leaking underground storage tank site

Chistopher Ryan Goad
An evaluation of post-remediation MTBE contamination at a service station site

Richard Brainerd
A stepwise discharge tracer dilution method for deriving fracture properties in crystalline bedrock wells

Stephen Bartlett
Comparison of Hydraulic Conductivity Determinations in Direct Push and Conventional Wells

Benjamin Cagle
Fracture Hydrogeology of Two Wells in Crystalline Bedrock Located In A Glacial Upland In Connecticut

Rebecca Budja
A Field Study of Ground Water Monitoring Well Purging and Sampling

Meredith Metcalf
Investigating the Influence of Purging on Long-Term Remediation Compliance Monitoring

Alejandra Aragon-Jose
A Method for Determining Hydraulic Conductivity from Monitoring Wells Using Low-Flow Sampling Data

James Cassanelli
Salt Contamination of Ground and Surface Water in Connecticut: A Compilation and Synthesis of Historic Data and Local Scale Testing

Helen Spera
A Development of an Approach to Evaluate Fractured Crystalline Bedrock Water Resource Supply and Sustainability

Jill Libby
An Unsteady State Tracer Dilution Method for Characterizing Water Contributing Fractures in Crystalline Bedrock Wells

Dariusz Chlebica
Modifying Borehole Dissolved Oxygen Levels as a Tool in Deciphering Fracture Flow Conditions

Graham Stevens
Determining the Dissipation Half-Life of MTBE by Studying the Effects of the Connecticut Ban on MTBE

Neil Flahive
A Single Packer Method for Characterizing Water Contributing Fractures in Crystalline Bedrock Wells

Stephanie Phillips
Comparison Of Approaches To Characterize Flow Conditions In Bedrock Wells

Ryan Ordung
Characterizing Groundwater Quality and Bacterial Community Composition in Chloride Impacted Drinking Water Wells in Sherman, CT

Julie Webb
Monitoring Hydrologic Factors Influencing Bog Turtle Persistence at a Site in Connecticut

Ph.D. Dissertations

James Martin-Hayden
Influences of Mass Balance, Averaging, and Transport on the Accuracy of Groundwater Quality Samples

Gordon Binkhorst
Delineation and Weathering of Gasoline Contamination in Three Dimensions Using Multi-level Soil and Ground Water Samples

J. Jeffery Starn
Assessing Uncertainty in Predictions Made Using Ground-Water Models

Meredith J. Metcalf
Deciphering Hydrogeologic Conditions in Fractured Bedrock Using Domestic Well Data and GIS

Sarch A. Vitale
Advanced Applications of the Dissolved Oxygen Alteration Method


Mark Higgins
Evaluating Sources of Arsenic, Nitrate, And Road Salt in Domestic Wells Using Bacteria Community and Spatial Analyses