Isotopes can serve as quantitative tracers of chemical reactions between fluids and solids, and as tracers of fluid flow. The properties of isotopic systems are especially valuable when major element geochemistry or physical data is inconclusive or unavailable. Isotopes can also be used to trace reaction pathways in complex systems. Thus, isotopic studies can provide an exceptional means of addressing a complex system in a quantitative manner. Our research in environmental isotope geochemistry focuses on the areas of:
- CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers and Mg-silicates.
- Tracking the migration and transformation of radionucides and metals using isotopic approaches.