The Geochemistry of Underground Water

  • D. J. Swaine
  • J. L. Schneider


This paper discusses various geochemical aspects of underground waters, starting with the origin of the waters and effects occurring during diagenesis and compaction. Other important factors, dealt with in detail, are the composition of water and the nature of the aquifer, the modification of composition by membrane filtration effects, evaporation, sulphate reduction and ion exchange. The means of studying changes in chemical composition are also outlined.


Underground Water Water Type Lower Cambrian Artificial Recharge Aeolian Sand 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Swaine
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. L. Schneider
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Respectively Division of MineralogyCSIROChatswoodAustralia
  2. 2.B.R.G.M.-AustraliaSydneyAustralia

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