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Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(3), 262; doi:10.3390/app7030262

Application of Electrical Resistivity Data Sets for the Evaluation of the Pollution Concentration Level within Landfill Subsoil

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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-787 Warsaw, Poland
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Division of Geophysical investigation, GEOTEKO Geotechnical Consultants Ltd., 02-739 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 13 December 2016 / Revised: 24 February 2017 / Accepted: 1 March 2017 / Published: 9 March 2017
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The paper presents complex analyses of geophysical site investigation results. The electrical resistivity method was used to investigate the potential pollutant migration pathways within areas of existing and former landfill sites. For the purpose of the present study, there were four municipal waste landfills and one industrial landfill chosen for further comprehensive analyses. The landfill bottom was isolated using geomembrane liner. However, ground water monitoring results revealed that the base was not leakage-free. Another two landfills were established in the past, when no containment systems were legally required. The geoelectrical investigation was the final part of an overall analytical assessment of the contaminated sites. The study was aimed at pollution spatial migration analyses and the interpretation of results, for further design of the reclamation and restoration plans. A clear correlation between pollution indicators such as salt compounds and electrical resistivity, allow aerial analyses and the precise determination of contaminated zones. The research results presented in the paper have been recently obtained and concern a period from 2010 to 2015. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrical resistivity method; MSW; leachate; horizontal and vertical sealing system; contamination electrical resistivity method; MSW; leachate; horizontal and vertical sealing system; contamination
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Koda, E.; Tkaczyk, A.; Lech, M.; Osiński, P. Application of Electrical Resistivity Data Sets for the Evaluation of the Pollution Concentration Level within Landfill Subsoil. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 262.

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