Talal K. Al Hosni

Talal K. Al Hosni
Sultan Qaboos University | SQU · Department of Earth Science

PhD Hydrogeology

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Introduction
Talal Al Hosni currently works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University. Talal was the head of the department. He is now the Dean of Science. He does research mainly in environmental geology and groundwater.

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Publications (31)
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This paper describes and analyzes a recent slope failure alongside Saih Al Ahmar water storage tank in Bidbid, and identifies the natural and induced causes of the landslide. Our analysis demonstrates that the landslide in Bidbid was the result of several combined factors: slope-forming materials, distribution of geological discontinuities and dist...
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The development of salt domes, often arising from depths of some 10 km or more, causes intense faulting of the surrounding host rocks (salt tectonics). The fractured rocks then present ideal space for oil that can migrate and get trapped. If such moving of hydrocarbons passes uranium-carrying rock units (e.g., shales), uranium is collected and enri...
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This book presents the most recent innovative studies in the field of water resources for arid areas to move towards more sustainable management of the resources. It gathers outstanding contributions presented at the 2nd International Water Conference on Water Resources in Arid Areas (IWC), which was held online (Muscat, Oman) in November 2020. Pap...
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In this study, a seismic refraction survey is conducted to image the structure of the bedrock and overlying rocks in Wadi Al-Mayh from Al-Amerat, Northern Oman. The bedrock is a consolidated and impermeable metamorphic rock. The porous and unconsolidated rocks lying above the bedrock have played a key role in transporting and storing water from rai...
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The optimum dose for cement kiln dust (CKD), lime, Ferric chloride, alum required 60, 40, 40, 60 mg/L to bring down the turbidity of grey water from 29.3 to 3 NTU. Ferric chloride and Lime reduced the grey water COD 50 mg/L at 40–60 mg/L of dose. The aerobic migrating column reactor (AMCR) performance showed that CKD and lime at 60 and 40 mg/L to r...
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To investigate the interaction of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) with fly ash soil (FAS) for the reduction of metals from FAS by Parthenium hysterophorus were studied. The average accumulation of metals by P. hysterophorus stem were Fe 79.6%; Zn 88.5%; Cu 67.5%; Pb 93.6%; Ni 43.5% and Hg 39.4% at 5.5 g ZnO NP. The concentration of ZnO NP at 1.5...
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The Proterozoic basement of the Dhofar region of the Sultanate of Oman might be considered as a potential source of Uranium mineralization like other Proterozoic basins of the world, which collectively contribute 30%-40% to the global production. Uranium exploration assumes great importance in this part of the world and therefore geochemical and ge...
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In this study, a seismic refraction survey was conducted to map the topography of bedrock in Al-Amrat, North of Sultanate of Oman. The targeted rock lies beneath unconsolidated rocks. A number of seismic profiles in the area were acquired, analyzed, and interpreted. The tomographic inversion of the data produced high resolution velocity models that...
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The very low frequency electromagnetic (VLF-EM) method is a rapid and reliable geophysical method was used in the investigation for uranium bearing structures in the Proterozoic basement of the Dhofar region that may be a potential source and trap for uranium and associated minerals in Sultanate of Oman. Accordingly, the in-phase and out of phase c...
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This paper presents findings from a comprehensive geochemical and geophysical re-examination of known radiogenic anomalies in Tertiary limestones and (sub-)recent calcretes of southwestern Dhofar in the Sultanate of Oman. U-Th-enrichments seem to be associated with deep-rooted fault systems that cross-cut Corg-rich shales at depths of some 800–1000...
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Groundwater samples (54) collected from different geological units (alluvium, Tertiary, ophiolite and Hawasina) located in the transboundary groundwater basin in north Oman at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) borders were analyzed for general hydrochemistry and water isotopes, and subsets thereof were analyzed for 14C and 3H and 87Sr/86Sr. The chemic...
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Hydrochemistry and well hydrographs are coupled to assess groundwater recharge in the regional catchment of Samail, Oman. The complex geology comprises three aquifers: limestones of the Hajar Supergroup (HSG) at the highlands of North Oman Mountains (NOM); fractured/weathered ophiolites; and Quaternary alluvium. Groundwater flows south–north from t...
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This book presents the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and practical challenges, and solutions in the field of water resources for arid areas. It gathers outstanding contributions presented at the International Water Conference on Water Resources in Arid Areas (IWC 2016), which was held in Muscat, Oman in March 2016. The individual papers...
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Series: Springer Water ▶ Explores state-of-the-art technologies for waste treatment in arid areas ▶ Presents recent advances to further improve the critical water situation ▶ Discusses essential water-related challenges and proposed solutions This book presents the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and practical challenges, and solutions in...
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The Proterozoic basement is a potential host for uranium mineralization and therefore the probability of occurrence of uranium is highly likely in the Dhofar region of southern Oman. The crystalline basement of the Salalah area (Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman) is the largest area of Proterozoic basement of the Arabian-Nubian Shield which outcrop in Oman...
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Aflaj waters and groundwaters hosted in limestones, ophiolite and alluvium of northern Oman were investigated for their strontium content and ⁸⁷Sr/⁸⁶Sr ratio. The main objective of this investigation is to identify different sources of recharge and to establish hydrological inter-aquifer connectivity. Most of the water seems to acquire its isotope...
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Tertiary Formations, which are widely spread in the Arab Peninsula, are fundamental to the oil industry in the world’s largest oil producing area. These formations host major aquifers that satisfy water demands for oil production such as steam injection and reservoir pressure maintenance. The current study investigates the hydro-chemical evolution...
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The current study employs geochemical and isotopic tools to understand hydrochemical and recharge processes characterizing ophiolite aquifer in North Oman in conjunction with the Hajar Super Group (HSG) aquifer. A total of 57 samples were analyzed for major ions and stable isotopes 2H and 18O. The geochemical composition of groundwater indicates th...
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In this research we report the result of a study carried out to identify rocks that might be used for the production of dimension stone based on knowledge of the geology of Oman. The resources selected as the targets for the dimension stone assessment were the carbonate and ophiolite rock sequences in the Oman Mountains. The suitability of differen...
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The quality analysis of surface water from a selected set of six lakes has been carried out for major ionic as well as trace elements for three different periods. The surface water quality is within the permissible limits. Furthermore, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) tests signify a relative oxygen-depletion effect...
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A combined geophysical investigation consisting of vertical electrical sounding (VES) and multielectrode system was carried out to map the subsurface resistivity in all major lakes which are highly polluted by the discharge of sewage and other chemical effluents in greater Hyderabad, India. The structural features identified in the study area play...
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The use of cyanide (CN), which is characterized by volatility, toxicity and high odor, in gold mining is scarcely addressed in the literature and remain controversial. Environmentalists oppose CN usage as it potentially poses serious environmental threats, whereas economic and mining geologists are in favor of its usage for its extracting capacity...
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Sultanate of Oman is located on the southeastern edge of the Arabian Gulf area with Muscat being its capital city. Progressive urban development in the capital area has been made on the expense of rocks that are constantly being excavated and cut at steep slopes without paying much attention to their geological properties. A number of slope failure...

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International Conference on Ophiolites and the Oceanic Lihtosphere January 12 to 14, 2020, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman https://conferences.squ.edu.om/icool Conference Objectives 1) To provide a forum for presenting recent research on the geologic framework of the ophiolites and the oceanic lithosphere. 2) To encourage the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences between scientists regarding the geological evolution of ophiolites, and presenting best practices 3) Discuss results of the Oman Drilling Project.