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dc.contributor.authorFijani, Elham
dc.contributor.authorMoghaddam, Asghar A.
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Frank T.-C.
dc.contributor.authorTayfur, Gökmen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-09T09:04:30Z
dc.date.available2017-10-09T09:04:30Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationFijani, E., Moghaddam, A. A., Tsai, F. T.-C., and Tayfur, G. (2017). Analysis and assessment of hydrochemical characteristics of Maragheh-Bonab Plain aquifer, Northwest of Iran. Water Resources Management, 31(3), 765-780. doi:10.1007/s11269-016-1390-yen_US
dc.identifier.issn0920-4741
dc.identifier.urihttp://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-016-1390-y
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11147/6320
dc.description.abstractThe present study aims at assessing the hydrochemistry of the groundwater system of the Maragheh-Bonab Plain located in the East Azarbaijan Province, northwest of Iran. The groundwater is used mainly for drinking, agriculture and industry. The study also discusses the issue of the industrial untreated wastewater discharge to the Plain aquifer that is a high Ca-Cl water type with TDS value of about 150 g/L. The hydrogeochemical study is conducted by collecting and analyzing the groundwater samples from July and September of 2013. The studied system contains three major groundwater types, namely Ca–Mg–HCO3, Na–Cl, and non-dominant water, based on the analysis of the major ions. The main processes contributing to chemical compositions in the groundwater are the dissolution along the flow path, dedolomitisation, ion exchange reactions, and the mixing with wastewater. According to the computed water quality index (WQI) ranging from 25.45 to 194.35, the groundwater in the plain can be categorized into “excellent water”, “good water”, and “poor water”. There is a resemblance between the spatial distribution of the WQI and hydrochemical water types in the Piper diagram. The “excellent” quality water broadly coincides with the Ca-Mg-HCO3 water type. The “poor” water matches with the Na–Cl water type, and the “good” quality water coincides with blended water. The results indicate that this aquifer suffers from intense human activities which are forcing the aquifer into a critical condition.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1007/s11269-016-1390-yen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectHydrochemical evolutionen_US
dc.subjectHydrochemical processesen_US
dc.subjectUrmia Lakeen_US
dc.subjectWater qualityen_US
dc.subjectMaragheh-Bonab plainen_US
dc.titleAnalysis and assessment of hydrochemical characteristics of Maragheh-Bonab Plain aquifer, Northwest of Iranen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.authorIDTR2054en_US
dc.contributor.iztechauthorTayfur, Gökmen
dc.relation.journalWater Resources Managementen_US
dc.contributor.departmentİYTE, Mühendislik Fakültesi, İnşaat Mühendisliği Bölümüen_US
dc.identifier.volume31en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.startpage765en_US
dc.identifier.endpage780en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000395000500003
dc.identifier.scopusSCOPUS:2-s2.0-85013977907
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US


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