large volume soil sampling Articles

  • Sampling moisture in the soil profile

    Patterns of water replenishment and use give rise to large spatial variations in soil moisture over the depth of the soil profile. Accurate measurements of profile water content are therefore the basis of any water budget study. When monitored accurately, profile measurements show the rates of water use, amounts of deep percolation, and amounts of water stored for plant use.Experimental ...


    By Decagon Devices, Inc.

  • Sample Handling Strategies for Accurate Lead-In-Soil Measurements in the Field and Laboratory

    ABSTRACT The inhomogenous lead-in-soil matrix can present serious obstacles to accurate sample collection and handling. In typical lead-in-soil measurement, particle size related errors in sampling and sample handling often exceed all other sources of error. The magnitude of error can vary widely depending on the particulate nature of the lead contaminant and the effectiveness of control ...

  • Progress Soil Sampling Results Collected from Phase 1 at SRSNE Superfund Site in Southington, Connecticut

    TerraTherm has recently completed its final progress soil sampling effort of Phase 1 at the Solvents Recovery Service of New England, Inc. (SRSNE) Superfund site in Southington, Connecticut. The site's total target treatment zone covers an area of approximately 74,195 square feet and an approximate volume of 47,298 cubic yards; with Phase 1 and Phase 2 each comprising approximately half the ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Data Requirements for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Site soil conditions frequently limit the selection of a treatment process. Process-limiting characteristics such as pH or moisture content may sometimes be adjusted. In other cases, a treatment technology may be eliminated based upon the soil classification (e.g., particle-size distribution) or other soil characteristics. Soils are inherently variable in their physical and chemical ...

  • Using EQuIS and ArcGIS for Environmental Decision Support at a Large Oil Refinery

    Untitled Document Abstract Environmental site characterization activities at a ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • 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.

  • Comparing Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) To Laboratory Analysis Of Heavy Metals In Soil

    ABSTRACT Field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) continues to gain acceptance as a complement to traditional laboratory testing of metal contaminated soil. The quality of data produced by field XRF varies with site conditions, soil composition, and sample preparation. Quality assurance protocols for the field method usually require that a number of field samples be split and sent to a ...

  • Remediation of methylene chloride in soil and groundwater beneath a former manufacturing facility Northwest Atlanta, GA

    TRS Group, Inc. (TRS), as a subcontractor to MACTEC, Inc. (MACTEC) provided a standard fixed price remediation of methylene chloride (MeCl) and trichloroethene (TCE) in soil and groundwater using Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) for a confidential client in Northwest Atlanta, GA. Valuable location and large area motivated client to select ERH to provide a rapid and complete remediation for ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • Design and Evaluation of a Flow Pump System for Column Testing

    The design of the equipment components of a flow pump system for the measurement of solute (effluent) breakthrough curves from soil columns is described. In addition, the performance of the system in terms of the effects of equipment components and temperature on measured differential pressure fluctuations across soil specimens is illustrated. The flow pump for the system provides continuous flow ...


    By ASTM International

  • Innovative Injection Technique to Treat DNAPL in Granular and Fine Grained Matrices

    High Energy low volume pulses of a water based suspension of a unique treatment material (BOS 100) consisting of granular activated carbon that has been impregnated with metallic iron were employed to remediate DNAPL at a large urban industrial facility. Initially, injections were completed using conventional hydraulic fracturing and large portions of the dissolved phase plume responded to this ...

  • Case Study - Construction Aggregate: Sand

    Geologic Mapping of Sand Unit Thickness Pyramid was contracted to perform an electrical resistivity survey across 230 acres of undeveloped land in North Carolina. The purpose of the survey was to quantify the lateral extents and approximate depth/thicknesses of sandy soils near the ground surface. The client was interested in the potential of the site to be utilized as a sand mine, and ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Controlling odors from creosote utilizing foam-based technology

    From approximately 1910 until the mid-1950s, a creosote plant operated on a 50 acre site in Manville, New Jersey. During its operation, the wood treatment facility treated railroad ties with creosote and discharged the excess creosote via canals to two waste lagoons located on the site. After treatment, wood was stored in areas of the site where excess creosote dripped onto surface soils and ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Effects of mechanical harvest plus chipping and prescribed fire on Sierran runoff water quality

    Received for publication September 14, 2007. Fire suppression in Sierran ecosystems creates a substantial wildfire hazard and may exacerbate nutrient inputs into Lake Tahoe by allowing the buildup of O horizon material, which serves as a source for high N and P concentrations in runoff water. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of biomass reduction using cut-to-length mechanical ...

  • 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 ...


  • A Chemical Dynamics Model for CAH Remediation with Polylactate Esters.

    ABSTRACT: The polylactate esters of sorbitol, xylitol and glycerol are a class of new chemical compounds that slowly release lactic acid into groundwater. The lactic acid is biotransformed into pyruvic acid and subsequently into acetic acid releasing hydrogen in both steps. The hydrogen is used by naturally occurring dechlorinating bacteria to reduce PCE to ethene by way of TCE, DCE and VC. A ...


    By REGENESIS

  • In Situ Solidification/Stabilization

    Introduction Solidification/stabilization (S/S) reduces the mobility of hazardous substances and contaminants in the environment through both physical and chemical means. Unlike other remedial technologies, S/S seeks to trap or immobilize contaminants within their 'host' medium (i.e., the soil, sand, and/or building materials that contain them), instead of removing them through chemical or ...

  • Dry cleaning plant: Boston, Massachusetts

    Site Summary Dry cleaning solvents were found in the soil under a parking lot adjacent to a large dry cleaning plant located in a mixed commercial and residential suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. The contamination was traced back to a storm water catch basin in the parking lot which contained sediment and sludge with high concentrations of the dry cleaning solvent perchloroethene (PCE). The ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Compost in the mix for storm water management

    Bioretention areas, also known as rain gardens, are increasingly being used to capture and treat storm water runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. These landscaped areas often feature native plants installed in an engineered soil mixture that includes compost. “Bioretention areas or rain gardens are an attractive storm water Best Management Practice (BMP) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Five Additional Technologies Evaluated After ERH Application at Camp Lejeune

    Groundwater at Site 89 of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina is contaminated with two dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) plumes and a large dissolved plume. The Navy took a phased approach over the past six years to address each of these components. In 2003, electrical resistive heating (ERH) was evaluated in a pilot study to treat one DNAPL plume. In 2006, field-scale ...

  • Comparison of hollow-fiber ultrafiltration to the usepa viradel technique and usepa method 1623

    Received for publication April 2, 2008. Hollow-fiber ultrafiltration (UF) is a technique that is increasingly viewed as an effective alternative for simultaneously recovering diverse microbes (e.g., viruses, bacteria, parasites) from large volumes of drinking water. The USEPA has organism-specific methods, including Method 1623 for Cryptosporidium and Giardia and the virus adsorption–elution ...

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