thumbnail

Use of deuterated water as a conservative artificial ground water tracer

Hydrogeology Journal

By:
and
DOI: 10.1007/s100400100157

Links

Abstract

Conservative tracers are necessary to obtain groundwater transport velocities at the field scale. Deuterated water is an effective tracer for this purpose due to its similarity to water, chemical stability, non-reactivity, ease of handling and sampling, relatively neutral buoyancy, and reasonable price. Reliable detection limits of 0.1 mg deuterium/L may be obtained in field tests. A field example is presented in which deuterated water, bromide, and pentafluorobenzoic acid are used as groundwater tracers. Deuterated water appeared to be transported conservatively, producing almost identical breakthrough curves as that of other soluble tracers. ?? Springer-Verlag 2001.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Use of deuterated water as a conservative artificial ground water tracer
Series title:
Hydrogeology Journal
DOI:
10.1007/s100400100157
Volume
9
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Hydrogeology Journal
First page:
512
Last page:
516
Number of Pages:
5