National Research Program

Spatial Distribution of Chemical Constituents in Ground Water

Reactions and processes that control the chemical character of ground water need to be identified in order to predict physical and chemical changes that occur in both natural and stressed environments. This project focuses on effects of these reactions in (1) regional limestone aquifers, and (2) contaminated environments. The objectives of this project are: to study geochemical reactions that relate to geologic processes, including karstification, diagenesis, and ore deposition; generation, migration, and attenuation of leachate components; and processes of isotopic fractionation; and to demonstrate contributions that can be made to ground-water science by study of historical aspects adn the role of hydrolgeology for sustainable development of this environment and water resources.

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