The PMRSE technology
has also been used in environmental programs and projects and particularly for
investigation of the chemical contamination of groundwater and soils. In
the environmental programs to develop efficient operative systems of the
environmental management and remediation a comprehensive approach to the problem
is very important. In this case the PMRSE technology can be used not only to
characterize the contamination itself but also to explore geologic-structural
and hydrogeological settings controlling contaminant migration and defining the
degree of risk for the population.
2005 – Investigation
of the impact of tailing dumps of iron-ore processing plants on the chemical
composition of the underground water on the adjacent territory, Dnepropetrovsk
The survey was
performed for LLC Research and Production Enterprise "Center for ecological
audit and clean technologies", Dnepropetrovsk. The PMRSE results on the
groundwater chemical composition were confirmed by the laboratory chemical
2002 – Investigation
of the spreading of plumes of NH4ClO4 chemical contamination in the groundwater
near water supply wells, San Bernardino (California, USA).
The PMRSE technology demonstrated its high efficiency in investigation of the
spreading of plumes of chemical contamination in the groundwater. As a result, the
conducted PMRSE investigations determined the location of the sources of
contamination, their depth, spreading area and geological settings for migration of
the chemical of concern.
Investigations of the contamination of groundwater and soils with oil products
(chlorinated hydrocarbons (TCE, DCE), uranium (238U), technetium (99Tc) and
beryllium (Be), USA).
The tests demonstrated that the technology can successfully be used to
investigate the spreading and concentration changes of the contaminants of concern
in plan and in cross-section, explore the bearing rocks, determine the
location of groundwater and its flow direction, explore geologic-structural
settings (tectonical faults, fractured zones etc.) controlling the distribution
of the chemical contamination, etc.