borehole sampling Articles

  • Isolate & sample up to 7 zones in one borehole

    CMT Multilevel Systems isolate and monitor up to seven discrete zones in one borehole; monitor 7 zones in the 1.7" (43 mm) System; 3 in the narrow 1.1" (28 mm) System. Both options are low cost. The single tube design makes them fast and easy to drill and install in one day. System flexibility allows port locations and monitoring strategy to be finalized right on site. CMT wells are ideal for ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Suggested Method for Performing the Borehole Shear Test

    ASTM Committee D18.02 on Sampling and Related Field Testing for Soil Investigation (Mr. Ralph Brown, Chairman) suggested that this proposed suggested method be published herein to provide exposure and solicit comments for users. The purpose is to improve its clarity, accuracy, and acceptibility, so that in the future, Committee D18.02 may submit it for publication in the Annual Book of ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Effects of Borehole Fluid on Standard Penetration Test Results

    The standard penetration test (SPT) represents the most widely used in-situ test method for evaluating the liquefaction resistance of saturated soils. Significant progress has been made in recent years in developing correlations between SPT results obtained using different test procedures and equipment in order to develop a higher degree of standardization for SPT testing. One of the heretofore ...


    By ASTM International

  • Technical Bulletin: Multilevel Sampling

    The topic of this CL:AIRE Technical Bulletin is multilevel sampling systems for characterising contaminated groundwater. Contaminated groundwater can present considerable problems for landowners: it can occur at significant depth, sources of the contamination are not often obvious, it can migrate from one property to another, and groundwater flow directions can be altered due to seasonal ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Measuring and interpreting gas flow from landfill boreholes case study

    Current landfill gas measurement practice for measuring the gas composition is well understood, and there are standard procedures and instruments available to analyse the gas. It is also current recognised practice to measure the gas 'flow' from boreholes to monitor the production of gas in a landfill site. If care is taken to make the measurement in the same way each time, changes in the ...

  • Groundwater: Low-flow Purging and Sampling

    Significant timesavings, improved sample process integrity, quality assurance and minimal quantities of potentially contaminated purge water to manage - are attractive as the focus on groundwater quality sharpens and economics demand best cost-benefit based methods Water has become a vitally important resource.  Maintaining its quality and quantity and avoiding pollution are set to be ...

  • Deployment of a Deep Borehole Observatory at the High La ke Project Site, Nunavut, Canada

    Abstract We deployed a deep permafrost observatory in a borehole at the High Lake Project Site (67°22'N, 1I0°50>W), Nunavut, Canada with the aims of (1) investigating the physical and chemical limitations on microbial life within such environments, (2) developing life-detecting technologies for the exploration of life on Mars and (3) constraining the hydrological and thermal ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Using Grid Tools in the RockWorks Utilities to Modify a Borehole Manager Stratigraphy Model

    Summary Creating a geological model with RockWorks can be tricky with certain datasets. When a Stratigraphy Model is created in the Borehole Manager, the program creates a top and base grid for each unit listed in the Stratigraphy Table. After model generation, you can view these grids, stored in the Project Directory, in the RockWorks Project Manager. The following steps demonstrate how you ...


    By RockWare, Inc.

  • Low-flow groundwater sampling on a nuclear site - Case Study

    Nuclear licensed site use of low-flow groundwater sampling shows: Reduced time, reduced quantity of purge water – both thus reducing cost - and reduced risk of operator contact especially with potentially radioactive-contaminated purge water thanks to a self-contained enclosed system. One of the biggest headaches on site is the purge water and the expense of getting rid of it – after ...

  • ITRC technical regulatory guidelines for passive diffusion sampling, 2004

    Polyethylene diffusion bag (PDB) samplers are low-density polyethylene bags containing deionized water, used to collect water samples in groundwater wells for laboratory analyses of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). PDB samplers are passive devices, relying on the movement of groundwater from the aquifer or water-bearing zone through the screen or open interval of a well. VOCs in groundwater ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Recent Develoments in Uranium Mining Air Sampling Programs in the United States

    Introduction and History Commercial uranium mining operations in the United States, beginning in the post World War II era, were primarily open pit mining. Open pit mining was the primary extraction method until in-situ recovery (ISR) began in the State of Wyoming in 1961. ISR is also known as in situ leaching (ISL), or solution mining. It is a mining process utilized to ...

  • Low-Flow (Minimal Drawdown) Ground-Water Sampling Procedures

    Untitled Document Background The Regional Superfund Ground Water Forum is a group of ground-water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • EPA studies identify techniques for critical leak testing prior to soil-vapor sampling

    Researchers at EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Ada, OK, are developing quality assurance (QA) measures for soil-gas and sub-slab sampling methods that help differentiate contaminant vapors due to vapor intrusion from background sources. Recent research focused on measures to identify leakage of ambient air into conventional vapor probes, which can significantly ...

  • IEG multi level sampling well (MLSW) case study - IEG Technologie GmbH

    The MLSW-system is used for the recovery of multiple high-quality samples of soil-gas and groundwater from numerous isolated horizons in a single standard borehole. The system is also used to accurately delineate contamination profiles in three dimensions, which is vital or the design, installation and monitoring of remediation systems. MLSWs also can be used for activly dispersing substances ...


    By IEG Technologie GmbH

  • Norfolk County Council tackle groundwater contamination with low-flow - Case Study

    Geotech low flow groundwater analysis equipment has enabled quick and easy access to samples at 2m intervals down a 28m screen in deep boreholes. Elizabeth Guilford of Norfolk County Council hired the low flow kit from Geotech and used it on a Norfolk CC landfill where leachate contamination of groundwater was suspected. Samples taken at 2m intervals close to elevation of the suspected ...

  • Norfolk CC tackle groundwater contamination with low-flow

    Quick and easy access in deep wells Geotech low flow groundwater analysis equipment has enabled quick and easy access to samples at 2m intervals down a 28m screen in deep boreholes. Elizabeth Guilford of Norfolk County Council hired the low flow kit from Geotech and used it on a Norfolk CC landfill where leachate contamination of groundwater was suspected. Samples taken at 2m intervals ...

  • Radon-222 from different sources of water and the assessment of health hazard

    Water samples collected from different sources were analysed for radon concentrations in order to evaluate the health effect associated with radon in water. The radon concentrations were in the range of 3.56–98.57, 0.88–25.49, 0.73–1.35 and 0.24–1.03 Bq.L−1 for borehole, well, packaged and utility water, respectively. Samples from boreholes had the highest radon concentrations with about 67% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Landfill groundwater monitoring network design and construction quality assurance (CQA)

    The site is an active landfill site situated in the north east of England.  The company managing the site was unhappy with the groundwater monitoring infrastructure around the site margins. ESI Ltd was commissioned to advise on locating and designing ten groundwater monitoring wells.  Following agreement with the Environment Agency, we also provided independent construction quality ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Coliform status of water bodies from two districts in Ghana, west Africa: implications for rural water resources management

    Investigations were conducted on the total and faecal coliform status of streams, hand-dug wells and boreholes highly patronised by communities in the West Akim and Kwaebibirem Districts, Eastern Ghana. Total coliform values obtained range from 60–2,672 cfu, 0–680 cfu and 0–128 cfu for streams, hand-dug wells and boreholes, respectively. Faecal coliform values similarly range from 31–1,988 cfu, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A New Multilevel Ground Water Monitoring System Using Multichannel Tubing

    A new multilevel ground water monitoring system has been developed that uses custom-extruded flexible 1.6-inch (4.1 cm) outside-diameter (O.D.) multichannel HDPE tubing (referred to as Continuous Multichannel Tubing™ or CMT) to monitor as many as seven discrete zones within a single borehole in either unconsolidated sediments or bedrock. Prior to inserting the tubing in the borehole, ports are ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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