Applying of Electrical Imaging Survey (EIS) to Evaluate Leachate Pollution in Underground Area of Informal Landfill

Song Du, Di Wang, Zishen Mou, Jing Jin, Rui Jiang Zhao, Bao Shan Cui

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An informal landfill is an open dump that pollutes the underground environment because it lacks an impervious liner. The leakage of such a landfill is unidirectional and thus difficult to directly test. This study uses electrical imaging survey to evaluate the pollution of the underground environment of an informal landfill for municipal solid waste in Beijing. We hypothesize that every location has a specific resistivity resulting from the leachate. We use the membership function of fuzzy mathematics to quantitatively represent the pollution of the underground environment in the sanitary landfill. The results are consistent with borehole data.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Materials Research
Issue number878
Pages (from-to)739-745
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Membership Function
  • Electrical Imaging Survey (EIS)
  • Informal Landfill
  • Leachate Pollution

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