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  • 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

  • Evaluating Leaks in a Soil Gas Sampling Train

    ABSTRACT The current advisory for active soil gas investigations in California requires leak tests to be conducted at eveiy soil gas probe while taking a sample. A leak may allow ambient ak into the sample train thus diluting the soil gas and underestimating the results. Also, the leak check compound itself may have impurities thereby contaminating the sample. The advisoiy suggests leak ...


    By Eurofins Air Toxics Inc

  • A Statistical Methodology to Analyze the Effect of Changes in Testing Technology on Measurement Results

    In the field of soil mechanics and highway engineering, there is great interest in the comparison of two different instruments or two different measuring technologies that measure the same characteristics of given items (or samples). This interest holds also for comparison of semi-identical instruments having minor changes in a given testing technology. All such comparisons involve statistical ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • Newcastle College achieves results with ELE materials testing equipment

    ELE International has supplied the School of Technology at Newcastle College with a complete suite of construction materials testing equipment and environmental instrumentation for use in its new on-site laboratory. The technology is enabling the college to give students invaluable first hand experience of materials testing procedures. The School of Technology teaches Higher National Diplomas in ...

  • How To Complete A Soil Test The Right Way

    A soil test should be one of the first steps you take in your landscape plan. Many of us never take this important first step, which contributes, to wasted resources and wasted time. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says soil testing is an “essential” tool that provides information on fertility and pH. Testing also indicates ...


    By Jain Irrigation, 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 ...

  • Large-Scale Laboratory Permeability Testing of a Compacted Clay Soil

    Constant-head permeability (hydraulic conductivity) tests were performed on samples of a compacted clay soil using a 0.914 by 0.914 by 0.457-m (3 by 3 by 1.5-ft) large-scale, double-ring, rigid-wall permeameter. A naturally occurring silty clay soil was used for the permeability tests. The soil was separated into five different fractions representing five different ranges in precompaction clod ...


    By ASTM International

  • The Influence of Test Procedure on Correlation of Atterberg Limits with Liquefaction in Fine-Grained Soils

    Liquefaction potential of fine-grained soil deposits is today judged, in part, based on an observed correlation of Atterberg limits to field performance of soils shaken by the 1976 Tangshan earthquake in the People´s Republic of China (PRC). Criteria were subsequently developed and adopted into current liquefaction potential evaluation practice without regard to the test procedures used to ...


    By ASTM International

  • Semifield testing of a bioremediation tool for atrazine‐contaminated soils: Evaluating the efficacy on soil and aquatic compartments

    The present study evaluated the bioremediation efficacy of a cleanup tool for atrazine‐contaminated soils (Pseudomonas sp. ADP plus citrate [P. ADP + CIT]) at a semifield scale, combining chemical and ecotoxicological information. Three experiments representing worst‐case scenarios of atrazine contamination for soil, surface water (due to runoff), and groundwater (due to leaching) were performed ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Soil Treatment of Chlordane

    The following graph illustrates the analytical results of a bio-treatability study conducted on MTBE. A two-liter groundwater sample was collected from the client's service station in western Pennsylvania. We tested three different combinations of microbe and nutrient products in order to determine which products are the most effective. The results indicate that MTBE can be bioremediated by our ...

  • Evaluation of zone soil sampling approaches for phosphorus and potassium based on corn and soybean response to fertilization

    Soil sampling approaches have been compared based on soil-test variation. This study evaluated sampling approaches for P and K based on yield response to fertilization. Strip trials were established on four fields for P and three fields for K managed with corn (Zea mays L.) and soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) rotations and evaluated 3 or 4 yr (27 site-years). Treatments replicated three to four ...

  • Chemical Impregnation of Cohesionless Soils

    Existing methods to obtain and test high-quality undisturbed samples of cohesionless soil below the water table depend at some stage on freezing. This limits the range of application to relatively clean sands, and even for those soils the freezing operation is delicate, time-consuming, and costly. Moreover, there is no direct way to check, independently, the effects of the freezing process on the ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sample extraction kit user’s guide

    Intended Use This extraction kit is for use with the appropriate immunoassay test kit. Each Sample Extraction kit contains the materials necessary to process twelve (12) soil or wipe samples. Test Principles The reagents contained in the Sample Extraction kit have been optimized for fast, efficient removal of compounds from soil or surfaces and convenient ...


  • Detection of atrazine and metolachlor in soil

    Matrix: Soil Analytes: Atrazine and Metolachlor Range of Detection: Atrazine: 0.5-25.0 ppm, Metolachlor: 0.5-25.0 ppm Materials: Rapid Assay Test Kit SDI BTEX Sample Extraction Kit - Part No. A00165EA Dilution Vials with Caps – Part Nos. 1048700/1038303 25uL Fixed Volume Pipettor Z00257 Pipet ...


  • Stabilization of Liquefiable Samples During Transport

    This technical note presents a new method to transport liquefiable soils from the investigation site to the laboratory. The development of this method resulted from research on liquefiable soils from the Imperial Valley, CA. This method is based upon the application of a slight vacuum on the pore water of the soil. The vacuum decreases the pore pressure, and therefore increases the effective ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...


  • Contaminated soil remediation - Inverurie

    Remove Contaminated Soil from Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape Client: MTM Construction Consultant: WA Fairhurst and Partners Challenge: Advise on the removal of contaminated material from a residential area built on a former town gas site. Reinstate existing landscaping. Applied ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • 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

  • Comparing soil chemistries of leached and nonleached copper‐amended soils

    Leaching metal‐spiked samples has been proposed as a means to reduce the artifacts of the spiking procedure (e.g., salt effect, increased metal solubility) that can artificially increase metal bioaccessibility and toxicity in laboratory ecotoxicity tests. The effects on soil chemistry from leaching Cu‐spiked samples were investigated by comparing chemistries of freshly spiked samples to samples ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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