Transport Optimization –
Transport optimization is used when the contaminant concentrations and/or cleanup time are rigorously included in the optimization formulation.
ESTCP Transport Optimization Demonstration Project
EPA, September 2003
The primary objective of the overall project is to demonstrate the cost benefit of applying transport optimization codes, which couple sophisticated optimization techniques (nonlinear programming) with simulations of groundwater solute transport. This study will also attempt to evaluate if there is any additional cost benefit from the application of transport optimization codes when compared to simpler techniques.