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Morphological and Volumetric Assessment of Pyrite Ashes Pond by Electrical Resistivity TomographyNormal access

Authors: M.A. Martinez, M.D. Vásconez, J. Acosta and Á. Faz
Event name: 24th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: Investigations of Landfills, Urban Areas & Industrial Sites A & Investigations - Seismic Hazard and Dynamic Characterization A
Publication date: 09 September 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201802619
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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Roasting pyrite process for synthesizing sulphuric acid, left as by-product ashes. “El Hondon” area has several ponds full of these wastes. This study is focused on assessing volumetrically the ashes storage employing electrical resistivity tomography. High/low resistivity values can be contrasted to obtain different layers of material and thus the geometry and volume can be calculated.

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