Interactions Between Hydrologic, Microbial, and Geochemical Processes

Wurtsmith TEAPA fundamental issue in aquifer biogeochemistry is the means by which solute transport geochemical processes, and microbiological activity combine to produce spatial and temporal variations in redox zonation.  Our Hydrogeology and Hydrogeochemistry groups are examining the temporal variability of TEAP conditions in shallow groundwater contaminated with waste fuel and chlorinated solvents.

Related Publications:

McGuire, JT, DT Long, and DW Hyndman, (2005), Analysis of recharge-induced geochemical change in a contaminated aquifer, Ground Water, 43(4), 518-530

Haack, SK, LR Fogarty, TG West, EW Alm, JT McGuire, DT Long, DW Hyndman, and LJ Forney, (2004), Spatial and Temporal Changes In Microbial Community Structure Associated With Recharge-Influenced Chemical Gradients In A Contaminated Aquifer, Environmental Microbiology, 6(5), 438-448

McGuire, JT, DT Long, MJ Klug, SK Haack, and DW Hyndman, (2002), Evaluating the Behavior of Oxygen, Nitrate, and Sulfate During Recharge and Quantifying Reduction Rates in a Contaminated Aquifer, Environmental Science and Technology, (36), 2693-2700

McGuire, JT, EW Smith, DT Long, DW Hyndman, SK Haack, MJ Klug and MA Velbel, (2000), Temporal variations in parameters reflecting terminal-electron-accepting processes in an aquifer contaminated with waste fuel and chlorinated solvents, Chemical Geology, 169(3-4), 471-485