The hydrogeochemistry of strontium in the Ranegras Plain groundwater basin

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Title:
The hydrogeochemistry of strontium in the Ranegras Plain groundwater basin
Author:
Dolegowski, John Richard,1951-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The occurrence, sources, and governing geochemical reactions of strontium in the groundwater of the Ranegras Plain basin, western Arizona, were evaluated by the analysis of basin geology, groundwater quality data, and chemical analyses of basin drill cuttings and potential strontium source rocks from the surrounding mountains. Four potential mechanisms controlling the hydrogeochemistry of strontium were evaluated: (1) celestite and strontianite dissolution; (2) strontium release during the weathering of silicate minerals; (3) the solid solution of strontium in calcite, aragonite, and gypsum; and (4) cation exchange. Evaporite dissolution, aluminosilicate mineral hydrolysis, calcite precipitation, and cation exchange control the basin hydrogeochemistry. Strontium concentrations in groundwater range from 0.060 to 4.4 milligrams per liter and are controlled primarily by pH, gypsum dissolution and calcite precipitation of which strontium is a trace component, and the cation exchange of strontium on aquifer minerals.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Quality -- Arizona -- La Paz County.; Geochemistry -- Arizona -- La Paz County.; Soils -- Strontium content -- Arizona -- La Paz County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe hydrogeochemistry of strontium in the Ranegras Plain groundwater basinen_US
dc.creatorDolegowski, John Richard,1951-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDolegowski, John Richard,1951-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe occurrence, sources, and governing geochemical reactions of strontium in the groundwater of the Ranegras Plain basin, western Arizona, were evaluated by the analysis of basin geology, groundwater quality data, and chemical analyses of basin drill cuttings and potential strontium source rocks from the surrounding mountains. Four potential mechanisms controlling the hydrogeochemistry of strontium were evaluated: (1) celestite and strontianite dissolution; (2) strontium release during the weathering of silicate minerals; (3) the solid solution of strontium in calcite, aragonite, and gypsum; and (4) cation exchange. Evaporite dissolution, aluminosilicate mineral hydrolysis, calcite precipitation, and cation exchange control the basin hydrogeochemistry. Strontium concentrations in groundwater range from 0.060 to 4.4 milligrams per liter and are controlled primarily by pH, gypsum dissolution and calcite precipitation of which strontium is a trace component, and the cation exchange of strontium on aquifer minerals.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Quality -- Arizona -- La Paz County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeochemistry -- Arizona -- La Paz County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Strontium content -- Arizona -- La Paz County.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Stan N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLong, Austinen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213444373en_US
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