A new paper, co-authored by Drs. Colin McCarter, Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Behrad Gharedaghloo, Jonathan Price and Philippe Van Cappellen, has been published in the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (Volume 225, August 2019). The article, titled "Transport of chloride and deuterated water in peat: The role of anion exclusion, diffusion, and anion adsorption in a dual porosity organic media", aimed to elucidate whether the degree of peat decomposition affects chloride transport process and if chloride adsorption or anion exclusion significantly alters determination of hydrophysical parameters. The dual tracer approach used in this study highlighted that chloride is not, strictly speaking, a conservative, non-reactive tracer in peat.
The article can be found on the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology website.