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Determination Of Volume Of Water Reservoir By Using Tritium Concentrations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WRM090411

Volume

125

Pages

7

Page Range

463 - 469

Published

2009

Size

1,001 kb

Author(s)

E. Anovska, Z. Jovcev, M. Arsov, V. Popov & T. Anovski

Abstract

Water supply, especially in urban areas, is one of the most important issues all over the world. Tritium (3H or T) as a natural radioactive isotope of hydrogen with a half-life (T1/2) of 12.26 years has been accepted as an efficient tool in groundwater hydrology. By using an appropriate model, relevant hydro meteorological and isotope data, a computer program which implements an adequate recursive equation, the volume of the reservoir under the Galicica Mountain that recharges the St. Naum Spring as well as the Mean Residence Time (MRT) of the ground water has been determined and the respective values are V=3.7 x 109 m3 and MRT= 6 years. Keywords: volume of water reservoir, mean residence time, tritium concentration.

Keywords

volume of water reservoir, mean residence time, tritium concentration