SwRI characterizes the geochemistry, hydrogeology, and structural geology of the Edwards Aquifer in Texas to enable governing authorities to more effectively manage critical water resources.
SwRI reactive transport studies of the Peña Blanca Natural Analog Site (Mexico) include field and laboratory investigations at a wide range of scales as well as computer modeling of the alteration of uraninite (gray/black colors) to uranyl oxyhydroxides and uranyl silicates (yellows) as oxidizing fluids advance (from left to right in this photomicrograph; ~7 micron field of view).
Geochemistry services at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) include field investigations, laboratory studies, and modeling of:
- Geochemical solubilities
- Colloid formation, transport, and filtering
- Reactive transport
- Ion exchange
- Thermodynamic interactions
- Kinetic interactions
- Mass transfer interactions
Extensive experience in investigating and evaluating environmental mobility of a wide range of contaminants is applied successfully to diverse projects, including:
- Nuclear waste disposal
- In situ copper extraction
- Uranium mining and leaching of mill tailings
- Risk assessment
- Decommissioning of industrial facilities
Multidisciplinary teams are formed to implement National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, such as preparing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.
geochemistry services • geochemistry field investigations • computer modeling • geochemical olubilities • laboratory studies • complexation • colloid formation • geochemical transport • sorption • co-precipitation • ion exchange • thermodynamic interactions • kinetic interactions • mass transfer interactions • environmental mobility of contaminants • nuclear waste disposal • in situ copper extraction • uranium mining • leaching of mill tailings • risk assessment • industrial facilities decommissioning • groundwater desalination