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Tong XX, Gan R, Gu SQ, et al. 2022. Stable chlorine isotopic signatures and fractionation mechanism of groundwater in Anyang, China. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 10(4): 393-404 doi:  10.19637/j.cnki.2305-7068.2022.04.007
Citation: Tong XX, Gan R, Gu SQ, et al. 2022. Stable chlorine isotopic signatures and fractionation mechanism of groundwater in Anyang, China. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 10(4): 393-404 doi:  10.19637/j.cnki.2305-7068.2022.04.007

Stable chlorine isotopic signatures and fractionation mechanism of groundwater in Anyang, China

doi: 10.19637/j.cnki.2305-7068.2022.04.007
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  • Corresponding author: ktz2022@163.com
  • Received Date: 2022-07-20
  • Accepted Date: 2022-11-04
  • Available Online: 2022-12-27
  • Publish Date: 2022-12-31
  • The present work provides an online Bench II-IRMS technique for the measurement of stable chlorine isotope ratio, which is used to measure the δ37Cl of 38 groundwater samples from the Karst and Quaternary aquifers in Anyang area. The regional distribution and signature of δ37Cl value are characterized on the base of isotopic data. The results suggest that the δ37Cl value of Quaternary groundwater decreases with increasing Cl concentration, and has no correlation with δ18O and δD values, but closely correlates with the depth to water table. The fractionation mechanism of the chlorine isotope is expounded according to the type of groundwater. The δ37Cl value of karst water is generally positive, which is relevant to the dissolution of evaporite (gypsum mine), and may be caused by the mixing of groundwater and precipitation. The groundwater of Quaternary unconfined aquifer is mainly recharged by precipitation, and the δ37Cl value of groundwater is generally negative. The δ37Cl value of groundwater in Quaternary confined aquifer is more negative with increasing the depth to water level and elevated Cl concentration, which is possible to result from the isotope fractionation of ion filtration. The groundwater with inorganic pollutants in Quaternary unconfined aquifer has generally a positive δ37Cl value.
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