Special Issue "Geochemistry of Groundwater"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Groundwater is a complex and intriguing geosystem ubiquitously diffused on Earth. It is the main source of water for humankind and the place where meteoric and deep fluids mix, carrying information about geodynamic processes acting at deeper levels of the lithosphere. Its equilibria are affected by quantitative and qualitative pressures, such as pollution, overexploitation, and alterations of the hydrological cycle driven by climatic changes. Geochemistry is a powerful tool for investigating resistance/resilience of groundwater to such changes.
This Special Issue of Water calls for contributions on these subjects, with a particular focus on the geochemical proxies of both anthropogenic and geogenic processes altering the current equilibria of groundwater. A non-exhaustive list of possible contributions includes recent advances in geochemical modeling of groundwater; new equipment and methods for the near-continuous monitoring of geochemical parameters of groundwater; transport and fates of minor, trace, and ultra-trace elements in groundwater; water–rock and meteoric–deep fluid interaction processes in active seismic and volcanic areas; transport and fate of pollutants in groundwater; geochemical proxies of sea intrusion in coastal aquifers; spatial modeling and mapping of geochemical parameters of groundwater; isotopic signature of groundwater, and associated meteoric recharge, as a tool for reconstructing groundwater circulation schemes; and the chemical and isotopic signature of gas phases dissolved in groundwater, with a special focus on active seismic and volcanic areas.
Dr. Paolo Madonia
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- heavy metals
- rare earth elements
- water resource management