Building on the success of its 1993 predecessor, this second edition of Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution has been thoroughly re-written, updated and extended to provide a complete and authoritative account of modern hydrogeochemistry.
Offering a quantitative approach to the study of groundwater quality and the interaction of water, minerals, gases, pollutants and microbes, this book shows how physical and chemical theory can be applied to explain observed water qualities and variations over space and time. Integral to the presentation, geochemical modelling using PHREEQC code is demonstrated, with step-by-step instructions for calculating and simulating field and laboratory data. Numerous figures and tables illustrate the theory, while worked examples including calculations and theoretical explanations assist the reader in gaining a deeper understanding of the concepts involved.
A crucial read for students of hydrogeology, geochemistry and civil engineering, professionals in the water sciences will also find inspiration in the practical examples and modeling templates.
LIST OF EXAMPLES XII
1 INTRODUCTION TO GROUNDWATER GEOCHEMISTRY 1
2 FROM RAINWATER TO GROUNDWATER 23
3 FLOW AND TRANSPORT 63
4 MINERALS AND WATER 119
5 CARBONATES AND CARBON DIOXIDE 175
6 ION EXCHANGE 241
7 SORPTION OF TRACE METALS 311
8 SILICATE WEATHERING 375
9 REDOX PROCESSES 415
10 POLLUTION BY ORGANIC CHEMICALS 489
11 NUMERICAL MODELING 541
APPENDIX A: HYDROGEOCHEMICAL MODELING WITH PHREEQC 599
APPENDIX B: ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS 617
Dr Tony Appelo is a consultant based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dr Dieke Postma teaches at the Danish Technical University in Lyngby, Denmark.