The use of isotope methods in groundwater protection studies

H. Dörr, U. Werner, S. Drenkhard, R. Bayer, Peter Schlosser

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Abstract

A concept for a site evaluation with respect to groundwater protection is explained. In this concept isotope methods are used as a tool to verify and confirm the results. Two examples are described where tritium, stable isotopes, tritim-3Haend radiocarbon are used to determine the infiltration rate, turnover time/mean residence time of aquifer systems. These results were compared with those obtained from classical hydrogeologic data. Assuming different scenarios for possible contaminant output from landfills, waste-management facilities, or waste disposal sites possible consequences for the groundwater quality are derived. It can be shown that the reliability and accuracy of the predictions can be increased considerably by the application of isotope methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-59
Number of pages13
JournalIsotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Groundwater
isotope
tritium
waste disposal
waste management
residence time
landfill
turnover
stable isotope
infiltration
Tritium
aquifer
Waste management
Land fill
Aquifers
Infiltration
Waste disposal
groundwater
pollutant

Keywords

  • Carbon 14
  • deuterium
  • environmental engineering
  • environmental isotopes
  • groundwater protection
  • helium 3
  • isotope hydrology
  • isotope methods
  • oxygen 18
  • tritium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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The use of isotope methods in groundwater protection studies. / Dörr, H.; Werner, U.; Drenkhard, S.; Bayer, R.; Schlosser, Peter.

In: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.07.1995, p. 47-59.

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Dörr, H. ; Werner, U. ; Drenkhard, S. ; Bayer, R. ; Schlosser, Peter. / The use of isotope methods in groundwater protection studies. In: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies. 1995 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 47-59.
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