Geochemistry and the understanding of ground-water systems

  title={Geochemistry and the understanding of ground-water systems},
  author={Pierre Glynn and L. Niel Plummer},
  journal={Hydrogeology Journal},
Geochemistry has contributed significantly to the understanding of ground-water systems over the last 50 years. Historic advances include development of the hydrochemical facies concept, application of equilibrium theory, investigation of redox processes, and radiocarbon dating. Other hydrochemical concepts, tools, and techniques have helped elucidate mechanisms of flow and transport in ground-water systems, and have helped unlock an archive of paleoenvironmental information. Hydrochemical and… 
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