Geochemical features of Kulunda plain lakes (Altay region, Russia)

M. N. Kolpakova, S. L. Shvartsev, S. V. Borzenko, V. P. Isupov, S. S. Shatskaya

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Geochemical specifics of lake water of the Kulunda Steppe territory (Altay region, Russia) are studied. The results show that in the territory mainly chloride and less soda lakes with sodium compound are developed. It is presented that calcite and soda saturation indexes (SI) of lake water increase with growth of pH, but decrease in such minerals as gypsum and barite. The opposite situation is typical for SI depending on the salinity. It is revealed that evaporation, secondary mineral formation and various biological processes have the greatest impact on accumulation of elements in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016
EventInternational Conference on Modern Problems of Hydrogeology, Geology Engineering and Hydrogeoecology of Eurasia, SPGE 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 23 Nov 201527 Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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