STP1118

    Use of Piezometric Cone Penetration Testing with Electrical Conductivity Measurements (CPTU-EC) for the Detection of Hydrocarbon Contamination in Saturated Granular Soils

    Published: Jan 1992


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    Abstract

    Piezometric Cone Penetration Testing with soil Electrical Conductivity measurements (CPTU-EC) was used for the detection of hydrocarbon saturated granular soils at two airport fuel storage areas. Details of the CPTU-EC equipment and site subsurface conditions are provided. Test program phases, including laboratory testing, field insitu testing and CPTU-EC data interpretation are described. Comparisons are made between CPTU-EC and adjacent monitor well data. Limitations to the CPTU-EC method are discussed.

    Keywords:

    Piezometric Cone Penetration Test, Soil Electrical Conductivity, free phase petroleum, hydrocarbon product contamination, airport fuel tank farms, computerized data acquisition, continuous soil profiling


    Author Information:

    Strutynsky, AI
    Technical DirectorSenior Geotechnical EngineerGeotechnical Engineer, STRATIGRAPHICSPort Authority of New York and New Jersey, Glen EllynNew York, ILNY

    Sandiford, RE
    Technical DirectorSenior Geotechnical EngineerGeotechnical Engineer, STRATIGRAPHICSPort Authority of New York and New Jersey, Glen EllynNew York, ILNY

    Cavaliere, D
    Technical DirectorSenior Geotechnical EngineerGeotechnical Engineer, STRATIGRAPHICSPort Authority of New York and New Jersey, Glen EllynNew York, ILNY


    Paper ID: STP19127S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.14

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19127S


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