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Title: Enhancements to and Characterization of the Very Early Time Electromagnetic (VETEM) Prototype Instrument and Applications to Shallow Subsurface Imaging at Sites in the DOE Complex

Abstract

The objective of this research is to enhance the state-of-the-art in electromagnetic imaging of the shallow subsurface in electrically conductive media where groundpenetrating radar (GPR) provides insufficient penetration and time domain electromagnetic (TDEM) systems provide insufficient resolution. This objective is being pursued by instrumentation enhancements to the existing very early time electromagnetic (VETEM) system coupled with physical and numerical modeling. Success in this endeavor will improve the speed and accuracy of waste pit and trench location and characterization, and could have additional applications to shallow DNAPL and LNAPL spill and cleanup monitoring, clay barrier integrity assessment, and landfill stabilization monitoring. This could result in significant savings in time and money during characterization, remediation, and decommissioning of facilities.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Center, Denver, CO; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Urbana,IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
828624
Report Number(s):
EMSP-60162-2000
TRN: US200427%%535
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-97ER14835; A107-97ER14836
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACCURACY; CLAYS; DECOMMISSIONING; MONITORING; RADAR; RESOLUTION; SANITARY LANDFILLS; SIMULATION; STABILIZATION; VELOCITY; WASTES

Citation Formats

Wright, David L, and Chew, Weng Cho. Enhancements to and Characterization of the Very Early Time Electromagnetic (VETEM) Prototype Instrument and Applications to Shallow Subsurface Imaging at Sites in the DOE Complex. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/828624.
Wright, David L, & Chew, Weng Cho. Enhancements to and Characterization of the Very Early Time Electromagnetic (VETEM) Prototype Instrument and Applications to Shallow Subsurface Imaging at Sites in the DOE Complex. United States. doi:10.2172/828624.
Wright, David L, and Chew, Weng Cho. Thu . "Enhancements to and Characterization of the Very Early Time Electromagnetic (VETEM) Prototype Instrument and Applications to Shallow Subsurface Imaging at Sites in the DOE Complex". United States. doi:10.2172/828624. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/828624.
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title = {Enhancements to and Characterization of the Very Early Time Electromagnetic (VETEM) Prototype Instrument and Applications to Shallow Subsurface Imaging at Sites in the DOE Complex},
author = {Wright, David L and Chew, Weng Cho},
abstractNote = {The objective of this research is to enhance the state-of-the-art in electromagnetic imaging of the shallow subsurface in electrically conductive media where groundpenetrating radar (GPR) provides insufficient penetration and time domain electromagnetic (TDEM) systems provide insufficient resolution. This objective is being pursued by instrumentation enhancements to the existing very early time electromagnetic (VETEM) system coupled with physical and numerical modeling. Success in this endeavor will improve the speed and accuracy of waste pit and trench location and characterization, and could have additional applications to shallow DNAPL and LNAPL spill and cleanup monitoring, clay barrier integrity assessment, and landfill stabilization monitoring. This could result in significant savings in time and money during characterization, remediation, and decommissioning of facilities.},
doi = {10.2172/828624},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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