TITLE

Electrical geophysical and hydrogeological investigations of groundwater aquifers in Ruseifa municipal landfill, Jordan

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Tarazi, E.; El-Naqa, A.; El-Waheidi, M.; Abu Rajab, J.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Environmental Geology;Sep2006, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p1095
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The effect of the Ruseifa municipal landfill on the shallow groundwater aquifers in the area was investigated in two separate sites. The first one was not used since 1994, whereas the other is still being used for dumping. Fourteen electrical resistivity soundings were performed to detect the leachate and its effect on the quality of the groundwater. Results indicated that the solid waste thickness of the landfill was ranged from 3 to 20 m with resistivity value less than 10 Ω m. Based on the resistivity decreases of values less than 5 Ω m, the leachate was detected in the landfill sites at depths ranged from 10 to 50 m. However, the flow direction of the leachate at depth ranging 10–20 m in the terminated site was toward north, whereas the flow direction of the leachate in the site still used for dumping was toward east–northeast which causes the major source of groundwater pollution.
ACCESSION #
21844659

 

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