A New Way of Using the Spider Diagram Method in Heavy Metal Pollution Studies for Earth Sciences

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World Congress on Geology & Earth Science, London, İngiltere, 11 - 13 Temmuz 2019, ss.21

  • Basıldığı Şehir: London
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İngiltere
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.21


In this study, a new way of using the Spider diagram method has been shown in the

investigation of the pollution spread and pollutant species caused by heavy metal-containing

leachate in soil ground. Thus, it has been shown that this method can be used in conjunction

with the results of earth science studies and its contribution to interpretation was emphasized.

Because today, heavy metals in leachate water are an important environmental problem. It

was determined that Spider diagram and geophysical methods could be used together in

studies investigating this pollution. The heavy metal-containing leachate may contaminate the

agricultural/non-agricultural soils/grounds or underground/surface waters by spreading in the

permeable geological unit. This pollution spread and pollutant species can be analyzed by

geochemistry (soil samples) studies. In addition, the horizontal-vertical boundaries of this

pollution and the direction of pollution can be determined by geophysical methods. The

results of soil analysis can also be interpreted using the Spider diagram method. However, it

has been determined that this method can be used to interpret with geophysical results. This

comparison has been found to contribute to the geophysical results in interpretation and it has

been observed that it strengthens the geological interpretations. As a result, it is shown that

Spider diagram method is a method that allows to evaluate a large number of data in a short

time and it can be used together with geoscience methods. If these methods are used together

in heavy metal pollution investigations, it has been shown whether the pollution in the soil is

caused by the leachate or the bedrock unit, and in addition, whether the underground and

surface water resources in the region are under the threat of pollution caused by leachate. It

was thought that such a study would also be useful in Environmental Impact Assessment