Is the IP response related to geology or contaminants in a leachate plume at the Grindsted Landfill, Denmark?

Ingelise Møller, Pradip Kumar Maurya, Nicola Balbarini, Gianluca Fiandaca, Anders Vest Christiansen, Helle Holm, Vinni Rønde, Knud Erik Klint, Esben Auken, Poul Løgstrup Bjerg

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Abstract

Contaminants in leachate plumes from landfills and other contaminated sites are a threat to the environment. Efficient site characterization methods are needed. The perspectives of the IP method are investigated in combination with geological sampling and chemical analyses of water samples. Along a leachate plume from a landfill hosting both household and chemical waste, borehole IP data, geological samples, grain size, and contaminant concentrations in water samples are examined for correlations related to geology and concentrations of contaminants. Results relating the Cole-Cole parameters with sediment types and pore water resistivity representing the concentrations of the contaminants show that the formation resistivity primarily is controlled by the contaminant concentrations while the IP parameters primarily are related to the clay content and grain size distribution of sandy sediments at the site.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIP2016 - 4th International Workshop on Induced Polarization - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 6 Jun 20167 Jun 2016
Conference number: 4

Conference

ConferenceIP2016 - 4th International Workshop on Induced Polarization
Number4
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period06/06/201607/06/2016

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Møller, I., Maurya, P. K., Balbarini, N., Fiandaca, G., Christiansen, A. V., Holm, H., Rønde, V., Klint, K. E., Auken, E., & Bjerg, P. L. (2016). Is the IP response related to geology or contaminants in a leachate plume at the Grindsted Landfill, Denmark?. Abstract from IP2016 - 4th International Workshop on Induced Polarization, Aarhus, Denmark.