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Main Title Uranium and Tritium as Natural Tracers in the Floridan Aquifer.
Author Osmon, J. K. ; Bui, B. F. ; Rydel, H. S. ; Kaufma, M. I. ; Wallic, E. I. ;
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1971
Report Number WRRC-Pub-14; DI-14-31-0001-3209; OWRR-A-011-FLA; 01696,; A-11-FLA(8)
Stock Number PB-204 893
Additional Subjects ( Aquifers ; Tracer studies) ; ( Florida ; Aquifers) ; ( Ground water recharge ; Tracer studies) ; Radioactive isotopes ; Tritium ; Uranium isotopes ; Ion exchanging ; Isotope separation ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-204 893 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 73p
Naturally occurring radioisotopes serve as hydrologic tracers in the study of ground water movement and aquifer recharge. A benzene synthesis method of tritium analysis involving no isotopic enrichment has been developed which permits analysis of samples at a level of 10 or more tritium units. In the North Florida study area sharp boundaries separate young and old waters in the aquifer according to their tritium content. Uranium in ground water exhibits extreme variability in isotopic distribution and the combination of isotopic ratio (U-234/U-238) and total uranium concentration (0.0X to X parts per billion) serves as the tag with which to trace aquifer water. The sources of water flowing from Wakulla Springs and Silver Springs is calculated quantitatively; the results agree well with conclusions based on standard hydrologic methods of analysis.