+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Evaluation of surface water and groundwater contamination in a MSW landfill area using hydrochemical analysis and electrical resistivity tomography: a case study in Sichuan province, Southwest China



Evaluation of surface water and groundwater contamination in a MSW landfill area using hydrochemical analysis and electrical resistivity tomography: a case study in Sichuan province, Southwest China



Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189(4): 140



As a primary disposal mean of municipal solid waste in China, the landfill has been recognized as one of the major threats to the surrounding surface water and groundwater environment due to the emission of leachate. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of leachate on the surface water and groundwater environment of the region of the Chang'an landfill, which is located in Sichuan province, China. The surface water and groundwater were sampled for hydrochemical analysis. Three electrical resistivity tomography profiles were conducted to evaluate the impact of leachate on the groundwater environment, and several laboratory tests were carried out to build the relationship between the soil bulk resistivity and the void fluid resistivity. The results showed that a seasonal creek named Longfeng creek, which crosses the landfill site, was contaminated by the leachate. The concentrations of COD, BOD5, and chlorides (Cl) of surface water samples increased by 12.3-105.7 times. The groundwater quality in the surface loose sediments along the valley deteriorated obviously from the landfill to 500 m downstream area. The laboratory tests of soil samples indicated that the resistivity value of 13 Ωm is a critical value whether the groundwater in the loose sediments is polluted. The groundwater at the site adjacent to the spillway in the landfill was partially contaminated by the emission of leachate. The groundwater contamination zones at 580 m downstream of the landfill were recognized at the shallow zones from 60 m left bank to 30 m right bank of Longfeng creek. The improved understanding of groundwater contamination around the landfill is beneficial for the landfill operation and groundwater environment remediation.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 059707792

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 28258339

DOI: 10.1007/s10661-017-5832-7


Related references

Evaluation of water quality in surface water and shallow groundwater: a case study of a rare earth mining area in southern Jiangxi Province, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188(1): 24, 2016

Evaluation of groundwater and soil pollution in a landfill area using electrical resistivity imaging survey. Environmental Management 28(5): 655-663, 2001

Defining an area of groundwater contamination in eastern Nebraska based in part on surface electrical resistivity methods. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America 12(7): 434, 1980

Direct observation of surface water-groundwater interaction using electrical resistivity tomography. IAHS-AISH Publication 345: 42-47, 2011

Application of electrical resistivity tomography for investigating the internal structure of a translational landslide and characterizing its groundwater circulation (Kualiangzi landslide, Southwest China). Journal of Applied Geophysics 131: 154-162, 2016

Groundwater contamination in the basement-complex area of Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria; a case study using the electrical-resistivity geophysical method. Hydrogeology Journal 9(6): 611-622, 2001

Characterization of groundwater and surface water mixing in a semiconfined karst aquifer using time-lapse electrical resistivity tomography. Water Resources Research 50(3): 2566-2585, 2014

Emergy evaluation and dynamic measurement analysis of agro-ecosystems in Sichuan Province of Southwest China. Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 23(3): 827-834, 2012

Combined electrical resistivity tomography and magnetic resonance sounding investigation of the surface-water/groundwater interaction in the Urema Graben, Mozambique. Hydrogeology Journal 24(6): 1583-1592, 2016

The use of electrical resistivity tomography and borehole to characterize leachate distribution in Laogang landfill, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International 24(25): 20811-20817, 2017

Evaluation of Some Organic Pollutants Transport into the Shallow Groundwater and Surface Water of Jiaxing Landfill Area. American Journal of Applied Sciences 6(12): 2010-2017, 2009

Seawater intrusion mapping using electrical resistivity tomography and hydrochemical data. An application in the coastal area of eastern Thermaikos Gulf, Greece. Science of the Total Environment 543(Pt A): 373-387, 2016

Analysis of major driving forces of ecological footprint based on the STRIPAT model and RR method A case of Sichuan Province, Southwest China. Journal of Mountain Science 8(4): 611-618, 2011

Probabilistic Analysis of Earthquake-Led Water Contamination: A Case of Sichuan, China. Pure and Applied Geophysics 173(6): 1859-1879, 2016

Investigation of the nature of slip surface using geochemical analyses and 2-D electrical resistivity tomography; a case study from Lapseki area, NW Turkey. Environmental Geology (Berlin) 58.6, 2009