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Technology developed: Groundwater potential zone identification and aquifer management in hard-rock aquifers (TP19761294805)
Category: Technology Service/Know how
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
Dr. KBVN Phanindra IIT Hyderabad Civil Engineering Associate Professor
Technical Application Area: Other
If 'Other', please specify:
Water Resources (Ground water Management)
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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad
Affiliated Ministry: DST, Govt. of India
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Does the technology have export potential? Yes
Category of Technology developed: Immediate Deployment
Stage of Development: Field Test
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
Delineation of preferential flow paths and mapping of groundwater recharge zones in hard-rock (consolidated) aquifers is challenging. Conventional methods based on bulk groundwater flow equations do not yield satisfactory results in hard rock aquifers due to the intricacies in fracture zone representation and characterization. We propose a scientific approach for mapping and identification of hydro-geology of fractured aquifers by performing: i) geophysical experiments (in particular, electrical resistivity tomography), ii) pumping experiments (in particular, cross-hole experiments in tomographic manner), and iii) borehole logging tests (in particular resistivity logging). We also aimed at collecting secondary data from monitoring wells, surface geology and topography of the region. The primary and datasets will be conjunctively used and inverted using sophisticated tools to effectively delineate the fracture network, identify potential groundwater bearing zones, and estimate the hydraulic and storage properties.


Applications: Identification of site for domestic / industrial / agricultural bore well construction Water conservation and community management in hard-rock regions
Advantages: Reduces the cost and time due to the uncertainties associated with borehole site inspection and drilling.

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Who are the Potential Licensees? State and Central water departments
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the same problem?
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      Submitted by: The Dean R and D Date of Submission: 5-8-2020

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