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Rare Earth Elements in Groundwater Flow Systems is the first volume of its kind entirely focused on the geochemistry of the lanthanide series elements in groundwater/aquifer environments. Consisting of ten chapters, each of which is an original, peer-reviewed contribution by some of the leading researchers in the study of the low-temperature geochemistry of rare earth elements, the volume addresses analytical techniques, water-rock interactions, aqueous complexation, and the reactions/processes that influence these heavy metals along groundwater flow paths.
The analysis of picogram quantities of rare earth elements in natural waters.-Determination of 56 trace elements in three aquifer-type rocks by ICP-MS and approximation of the relative solubilities for these elements in a carbonate system by water-rock concentration ratios.- Rare earth, major, and trace element geochemistry of surface and geothermal waters from the Taupo Volcanic Zone, North Island New Zealand.- The aqueous geochemistry of the rare earth elements and yttrium.- REE geochemistry of mine drainage from the Pine Creek area, Coeur d?Alene River valley, Idaho, USA.- Lanthanide elements in alteration zones as a guide to transport phenomena in the vadose zones of continental tuffs.- Origin of rare earth element signatures in groundwaters of south Nevada, USA: Implications from preliminary leach tests using aquifer rocks.- Rare earth element contents of high pCO2 groundwaters of Primorye Russia: Mineral stability and complexation controls.- 3 additional articles.
From the reviews: "This is the first volume that addresses the geochemistry of the lanthanide series elements in natural groundwater flow systems. ! Many charts and plots throughout clearly augment the materials. There are numerous chapter references. Valuable for students and academic and industrial professionals in hydrogeologic and environmental science and engineering. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students." (T. L. T. Grose, CHOICE, March, 2006)