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Electrical Impedance Tomography Of Tracer Migration In Soils

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM930081

Volume

4

Pages

15

Published

1993

Size

1,490 kb

Author(s)

S.A. Henry-Poulter, M.Z. Abdullah A.M. Binley & F.J. Dickin

Abstract

Electrical impedance tomography of tracer migration in soils S.A. Henry-Poulter", M.Z. Abdullah^ A. M. Binley^ F.J. Dickin^ Institute of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LAI 4YQ> UK ^Process Tomography Unit, Department Electrical Engineering and Electronics, UMIST, Manchester ABSTRACT It is now becoming widely accepted that the structured properties of soils (heterogeneity, macroporosity, etc.) could have significant influence on the fate of contaminants in the subsurface environment. The source of such contamination is varied, agricultural practices and industrial storage/spillage being identified as potentially hazardous threats. Current models of contaminant migration rely on the use of effective large scale parameters to describe typically Fickian processes and yet a number of recent studies have revealed distinct bypass mechanisms for transport processes in soils. We report here on the applicability of non-destructive, non-invasive El

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