Hydrogeochemical Process and Quality Assessment of Surface Water Around Fuli Abandoned Quarries Area, Northern Anhui Province, China
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School of Resources and Civil Engineering, Suzhou University, Suzhou, 234000 Anhui, China
School of Earth and Environment, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, 232001, Anhui, China
Huaibei Mining Co. Ltd, Huaibei, 235000, Anhui, China
Submission date: 2021-04-29
Final revision date: 2021-07-28
Acceptance date: 2021-09-18
Online publication date: 2022-01-20
Publication date: 2022-03-22
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Herong Gui   

School of Resources and Civil Engineering, Suzhou University, Suzhou, 234000,Anhui, China
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2022;31(2):1857-1868
Surface water is an indispensable water resource of drinking and irrigation, which plays important role on human health and quantity of grain production. Hydrogeochemical process as well as quality assessment of 31 representative surface water samples from 3 typical lakes around Fuli abandoned quarries area were carried out. The cation is dominated by Ca2+ and Mg2+, while the anion is dominated by HCO3- and SO42-. The two leading hydrochemical type are SO4.HCO3-Ca.Mg (100%) in No. 1 lake, wheres HCO3.SO4-Ca.Mg (88.24%) and SO4.HCO3-Ca.Mg (11.76%) of No.2 and No.3 lake. The chemical composition of No.1 lake are mainly controlled by carbonate dissolution and ion-exchange, the chemical composition of No.2 and No.3 lake is mainly influenced by both ion-exchange and dissolution of carbonate and silicate minerals, among which rock weathering is the most important factor. The recharging of the lakes is mainly derived from atmospheric precipitation with the existence of evaporation. The surface water in the study area, in general, is suitable for drinking and irrigation. The outcomes of this research provide a better understanding of hydrochemical mechanism of surface water around quarries, and it will help to improve management and sustainable utilization of water resources for local government.
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