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An Electrical Resistivity Survey for Leachate Investigation at a Solid Waste Landfill
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  • Journal title : Geophysics and Geophysical Exploration
  • Volume 19, Issue 2,  2016, pp.59-66
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Earth and Exploration Geophysicists
  • DOI : 10.7582/GGE.2016.19.2.059
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An Electrical Resistivity Survey for Leachate Investigation at a Solid Waste Landfill
Lee, Keun-Soo; Cho, In-Ky; Mok, Jong-Koo; Kim, Jeong-Woo;
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The electrical resistivity method is an effective geophysical tool to detect subsurface contamination because the contaminated zones show generally lower electrical resistivity. In this study, the electrical resistivity surveys were applied to a waste landfill site to image the subsurface structure around the landfill and to identify the contaminated zones. First, the dipole-dipole 2D resistivity surveys were conducted along the boundaries of landfill to define the developed contaminated zones. Then the crosshole resistivity tomography was applied to confirm the suspected contaminated zones at depth. The results of drilling and geochemical analysis of ground water supported that the low resistivity zones coincide well with the contaminated zones and the leachate pathways could be delineated effectively from the resistivity survey.
electrical resistivity survey;waste landfill;leachate;
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