Groundwater Geochemistry and Vulnerability

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


On the basis of compositional data theory, a new hydrogeochemical classification is proposed. This classification is used for the comparison of the groundwater quality assessment for the Republic of Moldova, the Memphis, Tennessee, USA area and Rastatt, Germany. An assessment of groundwater quality for both the Memphis area and the Republic of Moldova, as well as the Rastatt area in Germany, according to the international standards and the Moraru classification is presented.


Hydrogeochemical classification Groundwater quality Groundwater vulnerability 


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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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