In a series of bore holes in an acid-intermediate volcanite rock type measurements of pH and pe (in situ), main ionic constituents, silicic acid and aluminium were made. The bore holes covered the pH interval 6.5-8.6, each with a time invariant solution composition. Field data were used as an experimental test of computerized simulation of weathering reactions by means of equilibrium models. The results suggest that a criterion for an undisturbed groundwater system is a high pH and a low pe where the dissolved main components reach a saturation concentration close to that experimentally found. For lower pH values, however, only the subsystem H+ - Si(OH)4 - Al3+ corresponded to an equilibrium behaviour.
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Research Article| June 01 1983
On the Role of Equilibrium Reactions in Bore-Hole Waters in the Skellefte-Field, Northern Sweden
Jan Lidén, Staffan Sjöberg; On the Role of Equilibrium Reactions in Bore-Hole Waters in the Skellefte-Field, Northern Sweden. Hydrology Research 1 June 1983; 14 (3): 179–192. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.1983.0015
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