geophysical investigation Articles

  • Integrated Geophysics: EMI and ReMi surveys at a hazardous waste landfill

    PROJECT: EMI and ReMi surveys at a closed hazardous waste disposal site LOCATION: The Dalles, Oregon PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a 5-ft spaced EMI survey in tandem with ReMi surveys at a closed 8-acre waste disposal site. The goals of this integrated geophysical investigation were to 1) detect landfill boundaries, 2) identify locations ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Case Study - Remedial Investigation - Former Vickers Refinery, Potwin, Kansas

    MWH carried out this comprehensive investigation in order to characterize soil, geology, surface water, and groundwater and identify possible source areas and potential contaminant migration pathways. Additionally, this investigation evaluated hydraulic pathways and the interaction between aquifers, evaluate the performance of the recovery wells, and evaluate groundwater and surface water ...


    By EI LLC

  • Assessment of geo-hazard potential and site investigations using Resistivity Imaging

    The use of geophysical methods for evaluating subsurface contamination of sites is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. The paper presents the assessment of geo-hazard potential of a site in the City of Duncanville, Texas using Resistivity Imaging (RI). Resistivity Imaging was being used to identify areas of environmental concern and to develop a detailed image of subsurface ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Spatial variations of river–groundwater interactions from upstream mountain to midstream oasis and downstream desert in Heihe River basin, China

    The Heihe River basin consists of three different characteristic regions: upstream mountain area, midstream oasis region, and downstream desert region. Understanding the river–groundwater interactions in different river reaches is important for sustainable water resources management. In this study, river–groundwater interactions in three different river regions are investigated by the analysis ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • KASTHEW GEOTECH DRILLING SOLUTIONS CO. UGANDA LTD (EAST AFRICA)

    KASTHEW GEOTECH Solutions Co. Uganda Ltd. offers Geophysical and Hydro-geological surveys, Water well drilling, coring and Geotechnical with services (works, Consultation, project supervision and contracting) across the East African Region. KASTHEW GEOTECH WORKS / SERVICES;- 1.    SITE INVESTIGATIONS (Dam sites, Bridges, Roads, Buildings, Quarries, Mines, Windmills, Towers) ...

  • Principal provisions of engineering and geological survey methodology in designing and construction of underground laboratory as a part of facility of RW underground isolation

    The most critical moment is the choice of a site for radioactive waste geological repository. Here the role of engineering and geological prospecting as a basis for the construction of a facility for underground isolation appears especially important; it is followed by finding a suitable area and subsequent allocation of the site and facility construction sites. The decision on the selection of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A GIS-based methodology to delineate aquifer recharge areas

    A GIS-based methodology to delineate risk areas for contamination of groundwater resources is presented by identifying recharge conditions to the aquifer. Identifying the recharge areas is based upon surface and subsurface geologic conditions that may control the risk of potential oil spill contaminants into the aquifer. This study uses the Chicot aquifer system in southwest Louisiana as a pilot ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Non-intrusive site investigation (UXO, CWM concerns)

    BEACON personnel used global positioning system (GPS) equipment to map out site locations. The soil-gas data clearly identified source areas of Trichloroethene (TCE) as well as other compounds of concern. The results showed the location of chlorinated contamination, which correlated well with data from a geophysical survey. While the flux chambers were in the field, more than nine inches of rain ...

  • Mine remediation case study

    Bartow, Florida GeoView, Inc. performed a geophysical investigation across a 200 acre site in Polk County, Florida. It had been reported that clay slimes from former mining operations had been deposited on the site. The purpose of the investigation was to help determine the horizontal and vertical extent of the clay slimes. Due to the large size of the site and limited budget, the ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Application of the AMT method case study

    Possibilities of the AMT method at searches of kimberlite pipes Last years a number of industrially important low magnetic kimberlite pipes have been discovered. That is why the role electromagnetic method increases at searching works in diamond bearing regions. The audiomagnetotelluric (AMT) sounding method has quite big depths of investigation. Tensor measurements increasing effectiveness ...

  • Multi-electrode resistivity survey for groundwater exploration in the Harare greenstone belt, Zimbabwe

    A multi-electrode resistivity survey, carried out over metasedimentary strata and metavolcanics in the Harare greenstone belt in northeastern Zimbabwe as part of a groundwater resources investigation, illustrates the ability of this technique to produce high-resolution images of the subsurface, which are useful for groundwater resources assessment. The resistivity results provide a clear view of ...


    By Springer

  • Case Study - Pipeline Subsidence

    Looking for sinkholes Pyramid Environmental recently performed a geophysical investigation for the National Park Service at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in Carlsbad, NM. The survey used electrical resistivity mapping (ER) to look for potential underground caves or caverns near an area designated for the construction of an underground utility line. A 2D resistivity survey ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Using GPR to map rebar and post tension cables case study

    Building Renovation - Boston, MA Our client was tasked to install new plumbing lines as part of a building renovation. This task involved drilling cores through each floor of the building. Geoview was contracted to locate the rebar and post tension cables to determine safe coring locations. The geophysical investigation was conducted using Mala and GSSI Structure Scan ground ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Locate buried monitoring wells case study

    A Phase II Environmental Site Investigation was being conducted at a gasoline station in Fort Myers, Florida. In order to minimize costs, our client intended to use several existing on-site monitoring wells rather than installing new wells. However, five of the existing wells had been covered with asphalt and were no longer visible. GeoView was tasked with performing a shallow geophysical study ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Geophysical applications to solid waste analysis

    Abstract: Case studies of regional landfills show that electromagnetic geophysical methods can accurately and inexpensively define boundaries and thickness of waste. Degradation of putrescible solid waste generates conductive leachate that can be imaged with a frequency-domain terrain conductivity meter. Terrain conductivity measurements can be modified through a simple algorithm based upon ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Methods used to carry out six roadway investigations of sinkholes

    Abstract Karst conditions are a prevalent problem impacting many roads, bridges and highways of the United States. Six case-histories present an overview of investigations made to determine the presence of karst (sinkholes and cavities) and their possible impact on existing or new construction. These six case-histories represent projects which range from reconnaissance investigations to ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Utility Locating and Mapping at a Power plant case study

    An expansion was planned at a power plant in west central Florida. As part of the design build plan, all of the utilities within the proposed building footprint had to be located and mapped. There were two phases of the investigation. Utility designation was the first phase. This involved studying existing as-builts, performing site walkthroughs with plant personnel in order to ascertain a ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Three-phase approach to improve deep groundwater supply availability in the Elidar district of Afar region of Ethiopia

    This study provides new evidence on the effectiveness of a combined remote sensing and hydrogeological investigation method for deep groundwater development in complex geologic and geomorphologic situations in Ethiopia. The study was undertaken in the Elidar district of the Afar region of Northern Ethiopia. Due to the water availability and vegetation in this district, the majority of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental investigation of effects of oil shale composition on its calorific value and oil yield

    This paper reports results of a detailed geochemical analysis carried out on representative oil shale samples obtained from the Attarat Um Ghudrandeposit, in Jordan. The conducted tests aimed to determine main features of the studied samples, such as oil yield, calorific value, organic and inorganic composition and moisture content. Based on obtained results of a large number of oil shale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determining the design of Buried foundations case study

    Foundation Mapping Determining the three-dimensional design of foundations for telecommunications towers, buildings and road signs can be impractical and sometimes nearly impossible using conventional means. Properly applied geophysical test methods, hand probing and shallow test pits provide a very cost-effective and non-destructive approach to determining the design of foundations. ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

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