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Title: Electrical Resistance Tomography for Subsurface Imaging. Innovative Technology Summary Report

Abstract

Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) noninvasively maps the 3-D resistivity field in the subsurface. It can be used on a scale from feet to kilometers. The 3-D resistivity field can be used to infer subsurface hydrogeological features and provides good resolution mapping of confining layers of various types. ERT imaging has been used for real-time monitoring and process control of remediation processes such as soil heating, pump and treat, steam injection, electrokinetics, Dynamic Underground Stripping (TechID 7), Hydrous Pyrolysis/Oxidation (TechID 1519) and more. ERT can be deployed via rapid and inexpensive installation of electrodes using a Cone Penetrometer (TechID 243). Additional applications are described under TechID 140 (Tanks) and TechID 2120 (Injected Subsurface Barriers); see also the related technology TechID 2121 (EIT).

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US); Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) (EM-50) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
768919
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM-0538; OST/TMS ID 17
OST/TMS ID 17; TRN: US200210%%153
Resource Type:
S&T Accomplishment Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000; PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; CONES; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRODES; ELECTRODYNAMICS; HEATING; MONITORING; PENETROMETERS; PROCESS CONTROL; RESOLUTION; SOILS; STEAM INJECTION; TOMOGRAPHY; ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE TOMOGRAPHY; ERT; 3-D; SUBSURFACE; HYDROGEOLOGICAL FEATURES; RESOLUTION MAPPING; MAPPING; REAL-TIME MONITORING; REMEDIATION; DYNAMIC UNDERGROUND STRIPPING; PYROLYSIS/OXIDATION; CONE PENETROMETER

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None. Electrical Resistance Tomography for Subsurface Imaging. Innovative Technology Summary Report. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/768919.
None. Electrical Resistance Tomography for Subsurface Imaging. Innovative Technology Summary Report. United States. doi:10.2172/768919.
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title = {Electrical Resistance Tomography for Subsurface Imaging. Innovative Technology Summary Report},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) noninvasively maps the 3-D resistivity field in the subsurface. It can be used on a scale from feet to kilometers. The 3-D resistivity field can be used to infer subsurface hydrogeological features and provides good resolution mapping of confining layers of various types. ERT imaging has been used for real-time monitoring and process control of remediation processes such as soil heating, pump and treat, steam injection, electrokinetics, Dynamic Underground Stripping (TechID 7), Hydrous Pyrolysis/Oxidation (TechID 1519) and more. ERT can be deployed via rapid and inexpensive installation of electrodes using a Cone Penetrometer (TechID 243). Additional applications are described under TechID 140 (Tanks) and TechID 2120 (Injected Subsurface Barriers); see also the related technology TechID 2121 (EIT).},
doi = {10.2172/768919},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}