Groundwater age dating using tritium

12-Jun-2016 07:40 by 10 Comments

Groundwater age dating using tritium

P for modern ground water in the northern part to 22500 a B.P for very old groundwater in the northeastern part, while the age of Dammam formation groundwater is 26000 to 36000 a B.

However, pumping water with an age of 100,000 years is exploiting a nearly non-renewable resource.

GNS provides a number of complementary age tracer methods to date water samples.

These include tritium, CFCs, SF6, silicon-32, carbon-14, and stable isotopes, covering a range of ages from less than six months to tens of thousands of years.

Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland), AH(AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, al.

Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland) Groundwater is an important source of potable water in many countries. 50% of the global drinking water needs, in Europe this share is even higher, reaching approximately 70%.

Carbon-13 and Carbon-14 isotopes were utilized in this study to determine the age, flow direction, flow velocity and recharge area of groundwater in the two main aquifers of Kuwait.

For this purpose 20 groundwater samples were collected from the Kuwait group aquifer and lower Dammam formation aquifer.

Post by Matt Herod Welcome to the first edition of groundwater speed dating.

In today’s post I introduce you to a motley crew of isotopes and chemicals that hydrogeologists and geochemists use to date the age of groundwater.

Nowadays, this strategic resource is at risk due to anthropogenic pollutants of various nature entering shallow aquifers.

Proper management of groundwater resources requires thorough understanding of groundwater dynamics on time scales characteristic for the history of pollutant input to groundwater.

Therefore, it provides a cost-effective tool to understand the groundwater flow system.