A Geophysical Investigation of Resistivity and Groundwater Quality near a Corporate Solid Waste Dump
Susaiappan Sidhardhan1, Somanathan Adishkumar2, Duraipandian Jayganesh3
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1Department of Civil Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli, India
2Department of Civil Engineering, VOC University College of Engineering, Anna University, Tuticorin, India
3Department of Civil Engineering, University College of Engineering, Anna University, Ramanathapuram, India
Submission date: 2015-01-21
Final revision date: 2015-05-25
Acceptance date: 2015-08-27
Publication date: 2015-11-27
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2015;24(6):2761–2766
This paper presents a survey of resistivity and groundwater quality around the solid waste dumpsite of Tirunelveli Municipal Corporation at Ramaiyanpatti in the state of Tamilnadu, India. Water samples were collected and analysed for physico-chemical parameters in the study area. Electrical resistivity surveys were carried out in the study area. The physico-chemical analysis of groundwater as well as geophysical investigation revealed that there are considerable impacts of solid waste dumpsite leachate in the groundwater aquifer. To minimize the impact of such leachate of a dumpsite on groundwater quality and the environment in general, it is necessary to properly design, construct, and manage the dumpsite by engineering principles.