Geochemistry of natural waters of the Baydar valley (Crimean Peninsula)

Larisa A. Nichkova, Dmitry A. Novikov, Anatoliy V. Chernykh, Fedor F. Dultsev, Galina A. Sigora, Tamara Yu Khomenko

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The paper discusses the pioneering results of comprehensive hydrogeochemical studies of natural waters of the Baydar valley (southwestern parts of the Crimean Peninsula), whose major aquifers are confined to the upper Jurassic sediments (karst limestone) representing the most important hydrogeological feature of the study area. Fresh and ultra-fresh waters of predominantly bicarbonate calcium composition with total mineralization in the range from 194 to 1137 mg/dm3 are most widespread in the region. The analyzed waters (surface, ground and artesian) differ significantly in chemical composition and their basic characteristics have been arranged in the following patterns: mineralization of 254-832 mg/dm3 and neutral pH (6.98-7.54) for artesian waters; higher mineralization level (up to 1137 mg/dm3) and wide variations of pH values (from 7.18 to 8.31) for ground waters; mineralization from 194 to 288 mg/dm3 and a slightly alkaline pH (between 8.02 and 8.04) for surface waters collected in the Chyornaya river basin and Chernorechensk reservoir. The studied waters display a unique spectrum of trace elements and REE distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01036
Number of pages5
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2019
Event16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI 2019 and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry, 1st IAGC International Conference - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 21 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

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