HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY

HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY

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Code
65685
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9022 Geological sciences (LM-74) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Geological sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials
More information regarding this unit may be available in Italian.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the Course is oriented to help a future professional in the interpretation of the water-rock interactions between aqueous solutions stored in a geological reservoir. Having the global water cycle in mind an environmental technician should understand at glance what is happening in an aquifer by means of water sampling, graphical interpretation of diagrams and processing of water analyses. This is done in the first part of the Course. The second part is devoted to show a series of tools useful to prepare the numerical modeling of a reactive transport simulation by finite difference method showing how some numerical techniques (i.e. Newton-Raphson method for system of linear equations) enable the solution of 3D models built by field geological informations. Changing observation scale, both in space and in time, some finer features of the inter- and intra-aquifer dynamics with other compartments of hydrosphere will be enlightened by the use of the imprinting of stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen. The meaning of the isotopic fractionation factor will be presented here. The Course ends with the presentation of techniques of aqueous solution speciation calculations in thermo-baric condition characteristic of shallow groundwaters throwing the intimate relations between water and mineralogical nature of of the geological aquifer system. Some practical water sampling and data measurement issues will be shown directly in the field. The theory presented in the Course will be coupled with computational practice helping the students to how convert an idea, based on (hydro)geological field experiences, to a useful model expanding the geochemical knowledge of systems.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARINO VETUSCHI ZUCCOLINI (President)

ROBERTO CABELLA

DONATO BELMONTE

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale