Evaluation of landfill disposal boundary by means of electrical resistivity imaging

Vladimir Frid, Gady Liskevich, Dmitriy Doudkinski, Nikolay Korostishevsky

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This paper deals with an employment of electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) for survey of leachate content on the waste disposal site in Northern Israel. The research consisted of conducting ten ERI lines and drilling investigation wells. Data simulation used a 2D EarthImager inversion program. Analysis of 2D ERI interpretation results shows that determination of the boundary between the landfill body bottom intensively saturated with leachates and underlying layers of highly water saturated fat nonconsolidated clays presents a challenge. However, statistical analysis of ERI data indicates that standard deviation and confidence interval of a set of resistivity data measured in the landfill body are significantly larger than those in underlying clays. Moreover, maximum changes of these parameters are found on the boundary between landfill body and underlying soil, thus reflecting natural differences in scattering of resistivity data measured in these two objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1508
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Geology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrical imaging survey
  • Electrical resistivity tomography
  • Waste landfill

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution
  • Soil Science


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