Geochemical Method of the Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment

  • Constantin MoraruEmail author
  • Robyn Hannigan
Part of the Springer Hydrogeology book series (SPRINGERHYDRO)


The new geochemical method of groundwater vulnerability assessment is proposed. In order to background this method, longitudinal geochemical profile is referred as geochemical signals and theoretical background of pollutant migration in unsaturated zone is analyzed. Final point of geochemical migration in the unsaturated zone has been argued. Three independent methods of the final point of migration are discussed, and namely laboratory, statistical, and experimental. On the basis of this, geochemical aquifer vulnerability estimation leakage potential methodology (GAVEL) is justified.


Geochemical signals Pollutant migration Point of migration Unsaturated zone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of HydrogeologyInstitute of Geology and SeismologyChisinauMoldova
  2. 2.School for the EnvironmentUniversity of Massachusetts BostonBostonUSA

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