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Assessment of chromium waste contamination by electrical resistivity tomography; a case study


This study aims to determine the chromium contamination at an abandoned chemical factory by electrical resistivity tomography (ERT). Five ERT survey lines were conducted in the main production plant and two boreholes were drilled to collect soil samples for soil analysis. The 2D and 3D resistivity model were constructed to evaluate the pollution plumes. The ERT results showed that seven low-resistivity zones are observed in the 2D resistivity profiles, which may indicate the main pollution areas at the site. The 3D electrical resistivity model further showed that the soil pollution is more severe in the southwest than in the other areas of the site. The ERT results were partly verified by chemical analysis of soil samples. These ERT results can be further used for additional designs of soil and groundwater sampling.

ISSN: 1083-1363
EISSN: 1943-2658
Serial Title: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics
Serial Volume: 24
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Assessment of chromium waste contamination by electrical resistivity tomography; a case study
Affiliation: Shandong Jianzhu University, School of Information and Electrical Engineering, Jinan, China
Pages: 163-167
Published: 201904
Text Language: English
Publisher: Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, Englewood, CO, United States
References: 13
Accession Number: 2019-040557
Categories: Environmental geologyHydrochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, geol. sketch maps
N28°10'00" - N32°15'00", E105°19'60" - E110°15'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, CHN, China
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Environmental & Engineering Geophysical Society. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201910
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