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At present, little or no information exists to address the following questions:
1. Will interactions between injected water, aquifer material, and native ground water result in elevated levels of radionuclides or trace elements that would be of concern to human or environmental health?
2. What is the fate of nutrients (C, N, P) from injected surface water that could be stored in the aquifer for prolonged time periods?
3.Would chemically aggressive waters injected into target aquifers cause chemical reactions that would result in clogging, biological fouling, or extensive dissolution of aquifer material?
4. If disinfection of surface water is needed prior to injection, what is the fate of resultant disinfection byproducts in water stored in the aquifer?
Geochemical models are used to answer these questions and to evaluate other geochemical processes that may affect water quality during ASR operations. These models require knowledge of the chemical composition of the injected (source) water, the native aquifer (receiving) water, and the aquifer materials. This study will provide the characterization of potential source and receiving water in areas of proposed ASR development that are needed for geochemical modeling. Characterization of aquifer materials will be done as part of a Federally funded study following exploratory drilling and recovery of core material from target zones in the Floridan aquifer system.
The results of this study will also determine if seasonal changes in water chemistry will require the removal of undesirable constituents prior to injection.
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