Absorption and desorption characteristics of fluoride in the calcareous and siliceous sand sheet aquifers of south-west Victoria, Australia

Salzman, Scott, Allinson, Graeme, Stagnitti, Frank, Hill, R., Thwaites, L., Ierodiaconou, Daniel, Carr, Rod, Sherwood, John and Versace, Vince 2008, Absorption and desorption characteristics of fluoride in the calcareous and siliceous sand sheet aquifers of south-west Victoria, Australia, in Water polution 2008, WIT Press, Southampton, England, pp. 159-174.

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Title Absorption and desorption characteristics of fluoride in the calcareous and siliceous sand sheet aquifers of south-west Victoria, Australia
Author(s) Salzman, Scott
Allinson, Graeme
Stagnitti, Frank
Hill, R.
Thwaites, L.
Ierodiaconou, Daniel
Carr, Rod
Sherwood, John
Versace, Vince
Conference name International Conference on Water Pollution : Modelling, monitoring and management of water pollution (9th : 2008 : Alicante, Spain)
Conference location Alicante, Spain
Conference dates 9-11 June 2008
Title of proceedings Water polution 2008
Editor(s) Kungolos, S.
Brebbia, Carlos A.
Zamorano, M.
Publication date 2008
Series WIT transactions on ecology and the environment ; vol. 111
Conference series Water Pollution Conference
Start page 159
End page 174
Total pages 639
Publisher WIT Press
Place of publication Southampton, England
Keyword(s) policy -- water policy and water management
prevention and nuisances pollution
Summary This study assessed the sustainability of utilising groundwater systems to
manage an aluminium smelter's fluoridated trade wastewater stream. Replacing ocean discharge of the wastewater with land irrigation is one option. Using a groundwater model (developed using MODFLOW incorporating parameter estimation software (PEST-ASP)), we found that most of the groundwater flow takes place through surface sands. Fluoride is adsorbed in these sands during the drier summer months, but desorption is rapid when winter rain flushes the aquifer. Underlying clays and other layers prevent significant contamination of the deeper aquifer.
ISBN 9781845641153
1845641159
ISSN 1743-3541
Language eng
Field of Research 040603 Hydrogeology
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2008
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018043

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