Groundwater contamination monitoring

As regards groundwater contamination monitoring, we offer a wide range of geophysical methods, mainly including geoelectrical and conductivity methods; these methods belong to the category of applied geophysics geoelectrical methods: their common feature is the formation of a resistivity imaging (eg. interpretation of geological conformation and relationships between water and the porous medium on the basis of the distribution of the conductivity).

These methods are dedicated to the monitoring of contaminants distribution and migration on the basis of the correlation between aqueous solutions mineralization and their resistivity (conductivity).

The waste stored in landfills are exposed to atmospheric agents and sometimes to groundwater leaching; the contact between the mass of waste and the water is a potential cause of phenomena of leaching, solubilization and transport of contaminants to the aquifers, thus able to alter the natural hydrochemical framework: these phenomena can be studied by observing changes in electrical conductivity distribution in hydrogeological framework.