The chemical composition of water of The Vasyugan bog (West Siberia, Russia)

Olesya E. Lepokurova, Irina S. Ivanova

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In the article are given the results of the study of chemical and microbiological composition of bog water of Western Siberia. Studying bog water chemistry has shown that it is acid or weakly acid (especially in raised and transitional bogs) or nearly neutral (lowland bogs), ultrafresh and fresh with total mineralization varying from 12 to 385 mg/l. Was shown, that the bog water have a high content of dissolved iron and organic matter. The total concentration of Fe in bog water varies from 0.2 to 12.5 (with a mean of 3) mg/l. Total concentration of DOC amount from 11 to 165 mg/l and accounts for 78% of the total mineral matter. An increase in mineralization and pH is accompanied by a decrease of DOC. Concentrations of mineral salts, iron, trace elements and pH increased during upon transition from raised bogs to lowland bogs, which indicates on relationship with the underlying groundwater. The content of organic matter, on the contrary, decreases. It is concluded that the Fe, as well as other elements come from groundwater and expansion plants. The large number of organic matter contributes to the accumulation of Fe in the form of organo-mineral complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-812
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2015 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 18 Jun 201524 Jun 2015


  • Organogenic water
  • The sources of iron
  • The Vasyugan bog
  • Western Siberia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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