Transport d'eau usée de moulin à huile d'olive en conditions de laboratoire non saturée et saturée au moyen de la méthode de tomographie de résistivité électrique et du modèle FEFLOW

Translated title of the contribution: Olive-oil mill wastewater transport under unsaturated and saturated laboratory conditions using the geoelectrical resistivity tomography method and the FEFLOW model

P. Seferou, Panteleimon Soupios, N. N. Kourgialas, Z. Dokou, G. P. Karatzas, E. Candasayar, N. Papadopoulos, V. Dimitriou, A. Sarris, M. Sauter

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Abstract

An integrated approach for monitoring the vertical transport of a solute into the subsurface by using a geophysical method and a simulation model is proposed and evaluated. A medium-scale (1 m3) laboratory tank experiment was constructed to represent a real subsurface system, where an olive-oil mill wastewater (OOMW) spill might occur. High-resolution cross-hole electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) was performed to monitor the OOMW transport. Time-lapse ERT images defined the spatial geometry of the interface between the contaminated and uncontaminated soil into the unsaturated and saturated zones. Knowing the subsurface characteristics, the finite element flow and transport model FEFLOW was used for simulating the contaminant movement, utilizing the ERT results as a surrogate for concentration measurements for the calibration process. A statistical analysis of the ERT measurements and the corresponding transport model results for various time steps showed a good agreement between them. In addition, a sensitivity analysis of the most important parameters of the simulation model (unsaturated flow, saturated flow and transport) was performed. This laboratory-scale study emphasizes that the combined use of geophysical and transport-modeling approaches can be useful for small-scale field applications where contaminant concentration measurements are scarce, provided that its transferability from laboratory to field conditions is investigated thoroughly.

Translated title of the contributionOlive-oil mill wastewater transport under unsaturated and saturated laboratory conditions using the geoelectrical resistivity tomography method and the FEFLOW model
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)1219-1234
Number of pages16
JournalHydrogeology Journal
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Laboratory experiment
  • Phenol
  • Transport modeling

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