Geological Research at the IGS
Groundwater geochemistry of Indiana aquifers: database development and analysis of the natural chemical character of bedrock and glacial aquifer systems
||Jan 1, 2014
||Dec 30, 2016
Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
||The mineral character of groundwater varies greatly throughout Indiana impacting the taste of drinking water and industrial applications of groundwater.
||Compile groundwater geochemical analyses conducted in Indiana into a standardized database and analyze the data based on unique aquifer systems.
||The work entails collecting data from existing IGS digital files and entering data from older publications into a standardized database format. A Web article will be developed summarizing predominant geochemical water types for Indiana groundwater and this will accompany an online database with an associated interactive map element.
||• IGS database and associated interactive map
• IGS Web article summarizing predominant groundwater chemistry types in Indiana
• Peer-reviewed publication analyzing geochemical character of predominant regional aquifer systems and sources of mineral constituents
||• Indiana residents using groundwater for water supply will be able to learn more about their water source and why it tastes the way it does.
• Companies looking to relocate to or within Indiana can investigate the geochemical character of groundwater sources and project potential issues or benefits associated with various groundwater sources.