Hydrodynamic and hydrochemical study of water in a karst aquifer - A case study in Houzhai karstic water system, Guizhou Province, China

Lihong Liu, Xunhong Chen

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Abstract

In order to compare the characteristics and the functioning of the springs and water circulation in Houzhai karstic water system, twenty physical and chemical parameters in ten representative stations are considered all together to identify the main factors responsible for the diversity of hydrological and hydrochemical responses of the considered karst systems. Based on principal component analysis, the twenty variables were analyzed in ten representative stations from 1995 to 1996. The results show that the first two principal components carry the 89.3% information of the whole. The main controlling factor on the variation of hydrochemistry type in this karstic water system is the lithology the water flowing through. The secondary factor is hydrodynamic condition, especially the runoff depth of groundwater. The information of hydrogeochemistry has an important indicative significance on the analysis of the hydrodynamic characteristics. However, the principal component analysis coupling the hydrodynamic and hydrochemistry information provides a way to understand the hydrodynamic and hydrochemistry characteristics of karstic water system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISWREP 2011 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationof 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection
Pages24-27
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection, ISWREP 2011 - Xi'an, China
Duration: May 20 2011May 22 2011

Publication series

NameISWREP 2011 - Proceedings of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection
Volume1

Conference

Conference2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection, ISWREP 2011
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period5/20/115/22/11

Keywords

  • hydrohynamic and hydrochemisty characteristics
  • karstic water system
  • principal component analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Liu, L., & Chen, X. (2011). Hydrodynamic and hydrochemical study of water in a karst aquifer - A case study in Houzhai karstic water system, Guizhou Province, China. In ISWREP 2011 - Proceedings: of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection (pp. 24-27). [5892936] (ISWREP 2011 - Proceedings of 2011 International Symposium on Water Resource and Environmental Protection; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISWREP.2011.5892936