groundwater well purging Articles

  • 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 ...


    By Geotech

  • A method for reducing purge volumes in deep monitoring wells: a purging experiment.

    Regulatory agencies often require three well casing volumes or more be purged prior to collection of groundwater samples for chemical analysis. Costs are high for testing and disposing of potentially hazardous purge water; therefore, efforts must be made to minimize waste-water volume while obtaining representative groundwater samples. Lockheed sponsored a purge experiment on two deep monitor ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Use of Eight Well Purging and Sampling Record

    This article describes a groundwater well purging and sampling form that can be downloaded at our website. A click on the articles button will take you to a list of Monitoring Tips and Procedures articles, one of which is the sampling form. The form can be used to record  indicator parameters pH, conductivity, temperature, etc., taken during ...


    By RotaPump, Inc

  • A new no-purge, non-displacement groundwater sampler

    What Is It? The HydraSleeve sampler is designed to collect representative water samples from monitoring wells without purging. The disposable sampler collects a discreet sample from only the 'fresh formation' water in the screened interval of the well. It is fast, inexpensive, simple to use, generates no purge water and collects a sample suitable for all analytical parameters. Why It Works The ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Low-Flow Purging Reduces Management of Contaminated Groundwater

    Purging a monitoring well prior to sampling removes stagnant water in the well casing and ensures collection of groundwater samples representative of formation water. Traditionally, a number of well casing volumes are removed (from three to five) and water stabilization parameters are monitored during removal of the casing volumes. Temperature, pH and specific conductance are routinely monitored ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • McClellan AFB comparison of 6 no-purge groundwater samplers

    This report describes the activities and results of a field demonstration of six different diffusion and grab groundwater sampling devices at the former McClellan Air Force Base (McClellan), located in Sacramento, California. Analytical results from these samplers are compared to ‘baseline’ analytical results from samples collected using conventional (low-flow and three-casing-volume purge) ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Mather AFB demonstration of hydrasleeve no-purge samplers

    MWHS Americas, Inc. (MWH) was contracted by Dolver Company, Inc. to perform a Point Source Bailer Demonstration at Mather Air Force Base (Mather). This demonstration was initiated to evaluate no-purge technology and indicate the feasibility of using the HydraSleeve no-purge samplers as an alternative groundwater sampling method. On June 18, 2002, eight HydraSleeve point source bailers were ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • Effective Groundwater Monitoring Using Dedicated Pumping Tubes

    This article describes a groundwater monitoring procedure that does not require decontamination of pumping equipment, eliminates the chance of cross contamination between wells, and uses a surface pump.  Two surface pumps are described, one for water level depths less than 25 feet and one for water level depths greater than 25 feet. Install Dedicated Pumping Tubes ...


    By RotaPump, Inc

  • Modeling Leachate Contamination and Remediation of Groundwater at a Landfill Site

    Leachate contamination of an aquifer from a landfill sitewas simulated using the groundwater flow and transport model SUTRA developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The model calibration was performed by spatially adjusting the hydraulic conductivity in order to capture the measured hydraulic head spatial variation and then by adjusting the dispersivity and porosity match the measured chloride ...


    By Springer

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

    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 ...


    By Geotech

  • Multilevel Groundwater Assessment of Confining Unit in a Bedrock Sequence near Sarnia, Ontario

    Untitled Document INTRODUCTION Two sites in southern Ontario were studied through instrumentation ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Sinking Costs

    Today there is more pressure than ever for businesses to minimize costs and increase productivity. Companies are always looking for ways to reduce overall costs. Unfortunately, these efforts are often hampered when a company is faced with an environmental investigation. Regulatory agency requirements, such as determining the full horizontal and vertical extent of contamination in soil and/or ...


  • 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.

  • Multilevel Systems

    Untitled Document Introduction A multilevel system is a groundwater monitoring device which allows ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • ITRC technology overview of passive sampling technologies

    This document presents technical overviews of 12 passive sampling technologies. It describes each technology’s basis of operation, intended applications, advantages, limitations, and development status. Contacts for additional information are provided. This overview is an outgrowth of interest and information generated in preparation of the ITRC Technical and Regulatory Guidance for Using ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • High-Resolution Site Characterization with Multilevel Systems

    Within the last few years, the U.S. EPA added a new focus area on high-resolution site characterization (HRSC) to their Contaminated Site Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) website. The U.S. EPA’s definition of HRSC is: “High-resolution site characterization (HRSC) strategies and techniques use scale-appropriate ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • The Alternative to Pump and Treat

    Sometimes, an important technological advance begins with a small step – back! Such is the case with remediation of hydrocarbons from groundwater utilizing existing recovery and monitoring wells. For the past few years, state government has based decisions on the amount of clean up that they require by the risk posed to the environment. Risk Based Corrective Action, commonly called 'Rebecca' ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Ultra-trace arsenic speciation at Columbia Analytical

    Ultra-trace speciation of arsenic and other metals is performed using a variety of techniques tailored to the specific combination of species, matrix, and detection limits required. Currently, two analytical systems are applied: Ion Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS) and Hydride Generation-Cryogenic Gas Chromatography-Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry ...


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