The Principles and Practice of Induced Polarization Method

유도분극 탐사의 원리 및 활용

  • Kim, Bitnarae (Department of Energy & Mineral Resources Engineering, Sejong University) ;
  • Nam, Myung Jin (Department of Energy & Mineral Resources Engineering, Sejong University) ;
  • Jang, Hannuree (Department of Energy & Mineral Resources Engineering, Sejong University) ;
  • Jang, Hangilro (Department of Energy & Mineral Resources Engineering, Sejong University) ;
  • Son, Jeong-Sul (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources,) ;
  • Kim, Hee Jun (Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Pukyong National University)
  • Received : 2017.03.09
  • Accepted : 2017.05.27
  • Published : 2017.05.31


Induced polarization (IP) method is based on the measurement of a polarization effect known as overvoltage of the ground. IP techniques have been usually used to find mineral deposits, however, nowadays widely applied to hydrogeological investigations, surveys of groundwater pollution and foundation studies on construction sites. IP surveys can be classified by its source type, i.e., time-domain IP estimating chargeability, frequency-domain IP measuring frequency effect (FE), and complex resistivity (CR) and spectral IP (SIP) measuring complex resistivity. Recently, electromagnetic-based IP has been studied to avoid the requirement for spike electrodes to be placed in the ground. In order to understand IP methods in this study, we: 1) classify IP surveys by source type and measured data and illustrate their basic theories, 2) describe historical development of each IP forward modeling and inversion algorithm, and finally 3) introduce various case studies of IP measurements.


Supported by : 국토교통과학기술진흥원, 한국에너지기술평가원(KETEP)


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