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Studies of Geogenic Groundwater Contamination in Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey

Davraz, Ayşen

Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 2015, Vol.15, pp.435-441 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Studies of Geogenic Groundwater Contamination in Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey
  • Author: Davraz, Ayşen
  • Subjects: Geogenic ; Contamination ; Groundwater ; Trace Elements ; Isparta Region ; Geogenic ; Contamination ; Groundwater ; Trace Elements ; Isparta Region ; Geology
  • Is Part Of: Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 2015, Vol.15, pp.435-441
  • Description: The present study provides an overview of the geogenic contamination in Southwestern Anatolia based on its origin, occurrence and impacts. The Isparta, Çeltikçi, Tefenni, Çöl and Sandıklı groundwater basins, whose geogenic contaminations were determined, are considered in this study. Quaternary alluvium and Pliocene units are the most important aquifers. Groundwater is widely used for drinking, domestic and irrigation purposes in these basins. The increase of Al content in groundwater is originates from water-rock interaction as related to feldspar, kaolin and mica minerals within volcanic rocks. Weathering and dissolution of arsenic minerals, water–rock interactions, and geothermal processes cause groundwater to be enriched in As contents in the study area. The increase of Fe and Mn contents in groundwater are caused by magmatic rocks and sandstone levels of the Elmalı formation, which have iron and manganese ores due to water–rock interaction. The increase of F content in surface...
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1878-5220 ; E-ISSN: 1878-5220 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.proeps.2015.08.033
  • Source: ScienceDirect Journals (Elsevier)

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