Field Analytical and Site Characterization Technologies: Summary of Applications

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Courtesy of US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

Abstract

This report provides information about experiences in the use of field analytical and site characterization technologies at contaminated sites drawn from 204 applications of the technologies listed below. For each technology, information is presented on the reported uses of the technology; including the types of pollutants and media for which the technology was used; reported advantages and limitations of the technology; and cost data for the technology, when available. Information was obtained from federal and state site managers and from the Vendor Field Analytical and Characterization Technologies System (Vendor FACTS) database. This report is intended to provide information that will facilitate the broader use of various field analytical and site characterization technologies at hazardous waste sites by encouraging information exchange among federal, state, and private-sector site managers. However, it is not intended to provide a comprehensive review of all field analytical and site characterization technologies or of all potential uses of the technologies it does list. More detailed information about them may be obtained from other sources, including those listed in Section 1.2.

This report documents uses of the following field analytical and site characterization technologies at contaminated sites:

  • Chemical Technologies
  • Geophysical Technologies
  • Radionuclide Technologies
  • Sampling and Sampler Emplacement Technologies

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