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Ground Water Canada: Geoelectrical groundwater monitoring method gives detailed picture of aquifers

Collaboration among Humber College, the University of Toronto and DGI Geoscience Inc. has yielded a method of groundwater monitoring that can save time and money

October 22, 2020  by Ground Water Canada

Dr. Maria Jacome, of Humber College, led a team to develop a geoelectrical method for monitoring landfill leachate and gas that saves time, avoids many of the costs associated with current monitoring of landfills and paints a more detailed picture of aquifer activity. PHOTO: Ground Water Canada

Collaboration among Humber College, the University of Toronto and DGI Geoscience Inc. has yielded a method of groundwater monitoring that can save time and money.

Recently, Dr. Maria Jacome, PhD, P. Geo, professor of civil engineering technology at Humber College in Toronto, worked with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Humber’s Office of Applied Research and Innovation to develop an alternative geoelectrical method for monitoring landfill leachate and gas that saves time, avoids many of the costs associated with current monitoring of landfills and paints a more detailed picture of aquifer activity.

Jacome’s method, developed in collaboration with DGI Geoscience Inc., civil engineering technology students at Humber College and the University of Toronto, is an applied research project in landfill delineation using geoelectrical and methane gas measurements.

Read more from Ground Water Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.


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