Geoelectrical characterization of an olive oil mill waste (OOMW) site

Panagiotis Kirmizakis, Pantelis Soupios, Kleanthis Simyrdanis, Stella Kirkou, Nikos Papadopoulos, Panagiotis Tsourlos, Dimitrios Ntarlagiannis, Judy Robinson, Lee Slater, Jung Ho Kim

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Abstract

The production of olive oil in the Mediterranean region is of major economic importance. It is one of the leading industries in Greece, with large impact in local and national economy. Olive oil production activities are not regulated, resulting in the production of large waste volume with virtually uncontrolled disposal. The most common disposal practice involves damping of the waste in open evaporation ponds, leading to significant degradation of the environment. In addition to regulation and adoption of proper waste management processes, there is an urgent need for the development of methods that will allow efficient monitoring of waste management processes, and enable rapid recognition of environmental degradation incidents. Geophysical methods could be used to monitor and characterize olive oil waste management processes. We applied a series of electrical geophysical measurements at an olive oil mill waste (OOMW) site in western Crete. Our results suggest that electrical methods are very efficient in accurately delineating young OOMW plumes due to their conductive signature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication28th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2015, SAGEEP 2015
PublisherEnvironmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
Pages626-629
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510802483
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2015, SAGEEP 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 201526 Mar 2015
http://www.eegs.org/sageep-2015

Conference

Conference28th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2015, SAGEEP 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period22/03/201526/03/2015
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics

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    Biogeophysical approaches to monitoring contaminated and restored sites

    Author: Kirmizakis, P., Jul 2020

    Supervisor: Doherty, R. (Supervisor), Allen, C. (Supervisor) & Ofterdinger, U. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Kirmizakis, P., Soupios, P., Simyrdanis, K., Kirkou, S., Papadopoulos, N., Tsourlos, P., Ntarlagiannis, D., Robinson, J., Slater, L., & Kim, J. H. (2015). Geoelectrical characterization of an olive oil mill waste (OOMW) site. In 28th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2015, SAGEEP 2015 (pp. 626-629). Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS). http://www.proceedings.com/26072.html