We couple plastic ring infiltrometer tests with time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) to address model simulations of variably saturated flow and transport of Ni in fractures. We link tomography to the water pressure in rock by making ERT into an effective tool to reduce model uncertainties at a contaminated site (Altamura, Italy).

This study investigated the modeling of variably saturated flow and Ni transport in fractured rocks at a site (Altamura, southern Italy) polluted in 2001 by unauthorized sludge waste disposal. Time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and infiltrometer experimental results were used to constrain near-surface boundary conditions in an unsaturated...

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