Hydrogeophysical Characterization of Fractured Aquifers for Groundwater Exploration in the Federal District of Brazil

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Hussain, Yawar, Campos, José Eloi Guimarães, Borges, Welitom Rodrigues, Uagoda, Rogério Elias Soares, Hamza, Omar and Havenith, Hans-Balder 2022. Hydrogeophysical Characterization of Fractured Aquifers for Groundwater Exploration in the Federal District of Brazil. Applied Sciences. 12 (5), p. 2509. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12052509
AuthorsHussain, Yawar, Campos, José Eloi Guimarães, Borges, Welitom Rodrigues, Uagoda, Rogério Elias Soares, Hamza, Omar and Havenith, Hans-Balder
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The present study applies a geophysical approach to the Federal district of Brazil, a challenging hydrogeologic setting that requires improved investigation to enhance groundwater prospecting to meet the rising water demand. The geophysical characterization of a complex hard-rock aquifer sub-system was conducted using direct current (DC) electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) integrated with surface geological information. With a total of twenty-seven ERT profiles, the resistivity acquisition was carried out using a dipole-dipole array of electrodes with an inter-electrode spacing of 10 m. Based on resistivity ranges, the interpretation of the inverted resistivity values indicated a ground profile consisting of upper dry soil, saprolite, weathered, and fresh bedrock. Along with this layered subsurface stratigraphy, the approach allowed us to map the presence of significant hydrogeological features sharp contrasting anomalies that may suggest structural controls separating high-resistivity (≥7000 Ω m) and low-resistivity (<7000 Ω m) conducting zones in the uppermost 10 m of the ground. The assumed impacts of these features on groundwater development are discussed in light of the Brasilia aquifer settings

KeywordsFluid Flow and Transfer Processes; Computer Science Applications; Process Chemistry and Technology; General Engineering; Instrumentation; General Materials Science; dipole-dipole; fractures; saprolite; pumping well
Year2022
JournalApplied Sciences
Journal citation12 (5), p. 2509
PublisherMDPI AG
ISSN2076-3417
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3390/app12052509
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/626330
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Publication dates28 Feb 2022
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Accepted29 Nov 2021
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ContributorsUniversity of Liege, 4000 Liege, Belgium, University of Brasilia, Brasilia 70910-900, Brazil and University of Derby
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