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Main Title An investigation of electrical properties of porous media /
Author Wheatcraft, Stephen W. ; Taylor, K. C. ; Haggard, J. G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Taylor, Kendrick C.
Haggard, John G.
CORP Author Nevada Univ. System, Reno. Desert Research Inst.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher The Center,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600-4-84-089; PB85137156
Stock Number PB85-137156
OCLC Number 14983390
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution ; Electric resistance ; Water quality ; Porosity ; Water, Underground--Pollution
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Ground water ; Electrical properties ; Porous materials ; Water pollution ; Sampling ; Experimental design ; Clays ; Graphs(Charts) ; Electrical resistivity ; Complex resistivity
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-84-089 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB85-137156 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 109 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The problem of ground water contamination has provided a need for detailed information on ground water quality. Well drilling and sampling provide limited information, especially when trying to delineate a ground water contamination plume. D.C. electrical geophysical methods are being increasingly used to help delineate contaminated ground water, however, these methods provide only resistivity data. Simple resistivity is affected by many different parameters (such as pore geometry, pore fluid chemistry and clay content) and it is often not possible to develop a unique interpretation of the data. Complex resistivity (CR) is a method that provides considerably more information about the saturated porous medium, thus introducing the possibility of reducing the unknown parameters that affect the electrical properties of the porous medium and thereby providing a unique interpretation.
"EPA 600-4-84-089." "September 1984." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-54).