Assessment of landfill leachate in Nam Son, Hanoi using 3D electrical imaging and self-potential data

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Van Giang Nguyen Quang Dung Nguyen Ba Duan Nguyen

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The main objective of this study was to assess the environmental impact of the Nam Son Landfill on the subsurface geological structure studied using 3D electrical imaging and self-potential investigations. The map of the equipotential was based on self-potential data and was indicative of concentrations of redox-active components, and the map of the electrical conductivity provided information about the mineralization of the groundwater. The electrical conductivity of the subsurface was obtained from 3D-electrical imaging analysis conducted using a Wenner-based array configuration. An inversion of the data was carried out using 3D regularized least-squares optimization methods with robust model constraints. Three profiles of 3D electrical imaging and 180 self-potential data points, scattered within the study area near the disposal site, were implemented. The self-potential method supports the results of the geoelectrical method relating to a contaminated zone in the survey area with a large negative self-potential anomaly of ∼−260 mV with respect to the reference of a contaminant plume. Interpretations of geophysical data showed a low resistivity zone (<10 Ω m), which appeared to be a fully saturated zone with leachate from the Nam Son open dumpsite. The correlation between geophysical investigations and hydrochemical analysis proved to show high conductivity zones related with landfill leachate.

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NGUYEN, Van Giang; NGUYEN, Quang Dung; NGUYEN, Ba Duan. Assessment of landfill leachate in Nam Son, Hanoi using 3D electrical imaging and self-potential data. Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 59, n. 3, p. 71-78, sep. 2017. ISSN 2525-2461. Available at: <http://vietnamscience.vn/index.php/vistech/article/view/73>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2017.
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GEOSCIENCES