soil sample equipment 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.

  • Small Diameter Piston Sampling with Cone Penetrometer Equipment

    A small diameter piston sampler that can be operated by a cone penetrometer rig has been developed specifically for recovery of sand and clay samples under conditions where sample recovery using ordinary means is difficult. The 22-mm-diameter sample that is recovered in a polythene sheath is valuable for visual examination of the soil rather than for most laboratory testing purposes. Provided the ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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.

  • Sampling and On-Site Analytical Methods for Volatiles in Soil and Groundwater - Field Guidance Manual

    Abstract: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are among the most frequently identified contaminants in soil and groundwater samples obtained during the investigation of suspected hazardous waste sites. Because some VOCs and their degradation products are potentially mutagenic, carcinogenic, or teratogenic, their concentrations in these two matrices are key factors in the risk assessment process. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 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 ...

  • Detection of carbofuran in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Carbofuran RANGE OF DETECTION: 10 to 500 ppb MATERIALS: Carbofuran RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or deionized water. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or high density polyethylene, 50 or 60 mL) with ...


  • Detection of captan in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Captan RANGE OF DETECTION: 8 to 300 ppm MATERIALS: Captan RaPID Assay, Kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: acetone (pesticide grade) Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or high density polyethylene, 50 or 60 mL) with plastic lined screw caps, filtration apparatus (funnel and ...


  • Detection of carbendazim in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Carbendazim, a metabolite of benomyl RANGE OF DETECTION: 37.5 to 750 ppb MATERIALS: Benomyl/Carbendazim RaPID Assay kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), sodium hydroxide (ACS grade), distilled or deionized water. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles ...


  • Detection of pentachlorophenol in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTES: Pentachlorophenol (PCP) RANGE OF DETECTION: 100 ppb to 10 ppm MATERIALS: Pentachlorophenol RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (reagent grade), sodium hydroxide (ACS grade), distilled or deionized water. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or ...


  • Detection of carbaryl in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Carbaryl RANGE OF DETECTION: 40 to 500 ppb MATERIALS: SDI Carbaryl RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent. SDI RaPID PrepÔ Soil Collection Kit (optional). SDI RaPID PrepÔ Extraction Kit: Type II (extraction solution, optional) Reagents: Methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or ...


  • Detection of 2,4-D in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTES: 2,4-D RANGE OF DETECTION: 150 ppb to 7.5 ppm MATERIALS: 2,4-D RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or deionized water, glacial acetic acid. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or high density polyethylene, 50 or 60 mL) ...


  • Containment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Containment treatments are often performed to prevent, or significantly reduce, the migration of contaminants in soils or ground water. Containment is necessary whenever contaminated materials are to be buried or left in place at a site. In general, containment is performed when extensive subsurface contamination at a site precludes excavation and removal of wastes because of potential hazards, ...

  • Soil and Groundwater Clean-up

    CLIENT: Homeowner/Insurance Company LOCATION: Hopatcong, NJ PROJECT TYPE: Soil and Groundwater Clean-up PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Brennan Environmental, Inc. was retained jointly by a homeowner and their insurance company to complete a soil and groundwater clean-up. An aboveground heating oil tank burst in the basement of their home, spilling approximately 200 gallons of oil onto the floor of ...


    By Brennan Environmental, INC.

  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Determining analytes in food, soil and sludge

    Customer: Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization, Pakistan The Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization, University of Karachi has been established as an elaborate facility for research of various halophytes to serve as a source of fodder, forage, biofuel, oil seeds, medicinal plants and other possible usages. Application: Determining analytes in food, soil ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater

    Client: Power Generation Industry Location: Dagenham, London, England Services: Contaminated land site investigation, risk assessment and remediation services, due diligence    Summary: Our client was able to identify contamination arising from a tenant's activities, and obtain funds for remediation prior to ...

  • Detection of atrazine, alachlor, cyanazine and metolachlor in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTES: Atrazine, Alachlor, Cyanazine, and Metolachlor RANGE OF DETECTION: Atrazine: 15-750 ppb Alachlor: 15-750 ppb Cyanazine: 15-450 ppb Metolachlor: 15-750 ppb MATERIALS: RaPID Assay Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or deionized water. ...


  • A method for measuring saturated hydraulic conductivity in Anisotropic soils

    Saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ks) is an important soil parameter that is difficult to measure, especially in an anisotropic medium. Many methods for determining Ks have been developed over time, but taking different water flow directions into consideration is possible in only a few of them; furthermore, these few methods cannot be universally applied. The method proposed here allows Ks to be ...

  • Effects of Oversize Particles on the Density of Clean Granular Soils

    Fill material often contains particles too large to be tested in conventional testing equipment. In order to evaluate the compaction, strength, and deformation characteristics of soil containing such oversize particles, a modeling criterion is required which specifies how the soil minus the oversize particles (the soil matrix) should be tested. Questions such as whether or not to replace oversize ...


    By ASTM International

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