certified soil analysis Articles

  • Soil Sampling Protocol to Certify the Changes of Organic Carbon Stock in Mineral Soils of European Union - Version 2

    The study of the soil has always represented a challenge for the scientific community. Soil forms a continuum in space, so that classification is often difficult. Soil has a vertical dimension (depth), but many characteristics are not being visible from the surface. Its properties vary very slowly over time, so that changes are difficult to detect. The study of soil heavily depends on the ...


  • Soil Sampling Protocol to Certify the Changes of Organic Carbon Stock in Mineral Soils of European Union

    The Kyoto Protocol (UNFCCC, 1998) considers soils as an essential component to mitigate the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Two additional reports: (1) Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF) (IPCC, 2000) and (2) Good Practice Guidance for LULUCF (IPCC, 2003) identify soil organic carbon (SOC) monitoring to be an obligatory tool when implementing Articles ...


  • Remediation of Explosives in Soil - Case Study

    Client: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Site: Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (“AAP”), Ohio Task: In-situ Rapid Chemical Degradation of Munitions Constituents in Soil by MuniRem® Date: October 2009 Situation The test site is an inactive and ...


    By Planteco, Inc

  • Case study - Texas crude oil in soil sites

    Sunset Well Service, Inc. is an environmental contractor located in the Midland/Odessa area of Texas. They use their UVF-3100D analyzer to help excavate and remediate soils contaminated by produced water and crude oil. Laboratories in Texas test TPH using the TX 1005 GC-FID Method. This method is similar to U.S. EPA Method 8015M, but reports the GRO, DRO and ORO fractions separately. Soils from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Analyzing sulfur in soil and sediment with handheld XRF

    Background Sulfur creates more than nasty odors. Exposure to low levels (0-10ppm) of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) causes irritation of eyes, nose, and throat; higher levels can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, coughing, and breathing difficulty. H2S and numerous other odor-causing compounds are generated as a result of organic material decomposition. In the case of the Muddy River in ...

  • Case study - EDRO in soil at petroleum tank farm site

    Environmental engineers needed quick and accurate screening analysis on a tank farm contaminated with a subsurface plume of fuel oil. Sitelab's EDRO test was performed to delineate the vertical extent of contamination. A drill rig was used to collect samples from the surface down to twenty feet at different locations throughout the property. They needed to quantify the size of the NAPL plume in ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - EPH in soil evaluation study at tank farm site

    Ambient Engineering, Inc. (Concord, MA) used Sitelab to investigate and remediate a former tank farm along Boston Harbor contaminated by a large, subsurface plume of commingled diesel fuel and No. 6 fuel oil. Ambient’s Licensed Site Professional (LSP) had the opportunity – and budget – to evaluate Sitelab against three certified laboratories. Soil samples were collected from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Using FIMS to determine mercury content in sewage sludge, sediment and soil samples

    Tim Flow Injection Mercury System (FIMS) is a dedicated system that integrates flow injection mercury cold vapor generation with a very sensitive detector. The exceptional system stability and the long path measurement cell provide instrumental detection limits as low as 5 ng/L using a sample volume of 5(H) jxL. The improved sensitivity of the FIMS permits sample dilution, therefore reducing the ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Hired metals analyser ensures remediation success

    Cognition Land and Water Ltd, a UK based remediation specialist, has hired a portable XRF metals analyser to improve the speed of remediation work at a project in London’s Kentish Town. The project had a major impact on local residents so timescales were extremely tight but Cognition’s Charlie Jarvis says “It would not have been possible to meet the deadline without the use of ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Land Application System (LAS), Design, Operation & Maintenance

    PLANTECO specializes in the use of green plants (phytoremediation) for the management of nutrients at municipal and industrial waste facilities and livestock feeding operations. Land Application Systems (LAS) consist of vegetated irrigation fields with selected plants that utilize the effluent wastewater as an efficient source of water and plant nutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus and ...


    By Planteco, Inc

  • Environmental Liabilities and Simulation

    Environmental costs are incurred by organizations in response to requirements of federal statutes (e.g., Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Oil Pollution Act) or state and local laws, and may be incurred either voluntarily or as part of a program to comply with these statutes and laws.  Examples of environmental costs include compliance programs, fines, penalties, legal fees, new pollution ...


    By Oracle Crystal Ball GBU

  • OSU Researchers Deploy Stevens Equipment in Study of Green Infrastructure Treatment for Groundwater Runoff

    Stormwater runoff pollution is a serious issue that faces almost every urban and suburban environment. In older city infrastructure, runoff from roofs, parking lots, and streets flows directly into the sewer system and must be handled by the municipal wastewater treatment facility, increasing the amount of work the system must undertake. For the past 30 years, the infrastructure for stormwater ...

  • Sitelab gains laboratory certification with New Jersey DEP

    Located in New Jersey?  Use UVF instead of Gas Chromatography to save time and money on your next project! The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the first state regulatory agency in the country to approve and certify the use of field analytical methods as part of their "Triad Approach," without compromising data quality and reliability.  Using UVF for ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Bioaugmentation is a cost-effective and sustainable remediation alternative

    Selecting a remediation alternative that is compatible with the natural soil and ground water conditions is not only a more sustainable approach, but leads to significant savings. Comparison between bioaugmentation and other remediation methods in the five recognized sustainability criteria demonstrates the advantages of bioaugmentation. While this paper is nota complete quantitative analysis, it ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Setting the standards for headspace sampling by PID

    The responsiveness of PIDs to virtually all VOCs has seen them become the accepted tool for initial site entry assessment, ensuring optimal detection of unknown and often toxic or hazardous chemicals found at hazardous waste sites and chemical emergencies. The speed and accuracy of modern PID equipment means that many worker and community safety concerns during initial and ongoing operations can ...


    By Ion Science

  • Managing Compostable Bags At Anaerobic Digestion Plants

    The highest and best use for treating residential food waste is through source separation, sending organics first to anaerobic digestion (to capture energy), followed by aerobic composting (to return nutrients to the soil). Sending food waste to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities requires appropriate tools and planning for capturing high volumes of material with low contamination. Compostable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is wetland mitigation banking?

    A mitigation bank is a wetland, stream, or other aquatic resource area that has been restored, established, enhanced, or (in certain circumstances) preserved for the purpose of providing compensation for unavoidable impacts to aquatic resources permitted under Section 404 or a similar state or local wetland regulation.  The concept has been around since the 1970’s.  In 1995 U.S. federal agencies ...


    By Common Sense Solutions, LLC

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • ORGANICS DIVERSION - WITH COMPOST MARKETS IN MIND

    Untitled Document California Integrated Waste Management Board collaborates with local agencies, universities and the composting community to increase demand for quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Advanced Water Quality Techniques Course

    Abstract:The development of a strategic water quality monitoring program is based on prioritizing risks to public safety and economic reality. The development of global standardized methods and protocols for automated water quality monitoring would facilitate international communication of water quality information and comparison of standardized methods and protocols. The three primary methods ...


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