soil test strip Articles

  • A voltammetric method for determining free metal activities in aqueous solutions. Part 2: anodic stripping voltammetry of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in synthetic and soil solutions

    Theory and methodology for determining the free metal activity, (M2+), of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn by anodic stripping voltammetry is presented. Metal-buffer solutions were prepared to control (M2+), which was varied by using different ligands and by changing pH. Total metal aqueous concentration of 10-6–10-7M and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Laboratory Investigation of Earth Walls Simultaneously Reinforced by Strips and Random Reinforcement

    The performance of reinforced earth structures depends, among other factors, on the shear strength of the backfill material used in construction. The shear strength can be enhanced by the use of random reinforcement. This paper presents the result of laboratory investigations concerning the effects of several types of random reinforcement on soil strength and, in particular, on the performance of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Effect of Reinforcement Layout on Soil Strength

    This paper presents the results of a laboratory investigation of the shear strength of soil reinforced with metal strips. The investigations were conducted using a large, specific purpose-built shear box. The effects of reinforcement layout, as well as type of strips and quantity of reinforcement, on soil shear strength at failure were tested. The investigations involved three reinforcement ...


    By ASTM International

  • Thermally Enhanced Soil Vapor Extraction

    Introduction Thermally enhanced SVE is a full-scale technology that uses electrical resistance/electromagnetic/fiber optic/radio frequency heating or hot-air/steam injection to increase the volatilization rate of semi-volatiles and facilitate extraction. Thermally enhanced SVE is normally a short- to medium-term technology. Electrical Resistance Heating Electrical resistance heating uses ...

  • Arsenic wood field testing kit

    Now available from Industrial Test Systems, Inc. is a quick, easy, field test kit that can confirm the presence of inorganic arsenic in wood. Arsenic Quick™ 481396-W kit is a modification of the US Patented, ETV Verified arsenic test for drinking water. This 10 minute test readily confirms the absence or presence of arsenic in any wood sample, including CCA treated lumber using safe ...

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effect of Backfill Thrust on Vertical Pressure Distribution in Reinforced Soil Model Walls

    The magnitude and distribution of vertical stress are required for the design of reinforced soil wall. A laboratory investigation utilizing a physical model of reinforced soil wall was performed to determine the effect of backfill thrust on the vertical pressure distribution within the reinforced zone. Results obtained were compared with those predicted by the theoretical vertical pressure ...


    By ASTM International

  • Phosphorus release risk on a calcareous purple soil in southwest China

    Growing concerns about water eutrophication made it imperative to control phosphorus (P) losses from agricultural soil to water. A Quantity-Intensity (Q-I) relationship that reflects the potential of soil P release to water was developed on the calcareous purple soil in southwestern China. Results showed that a change point appeared at 30 mg kg−1 for Olsen-P and 22 mg kg−1 for iron-oxide ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reinforced Soil within a Retaining wall provides solution for a factory site in Goa

    In order to ensure stability, Maccaferri India installs the MacRES Reinforced Soil (RS) wall system with concrete panel fascia and ParaWeb soil reinforcement into the Goa Industrial Construction site. Watson Pharma Pvt. Ltd. a global pharmaceutical company proposed to build a full fledged manufacturing unit at Verna, Goa. Verna Industrial Estate is located approximately 10 km north of the South ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Transition from Maximum Tension Line to Actual Failure Surface in Reinforced Soil Model Walls

    This paper presents the results of laboratory tests conducted on reinforced soil model walls. The effect of model height on distribution of tensile stress in an instrumented reinforcement strip was investigated. It was found that, with increasing height of wall, a continuous redistribution of tensile stress had occurred with the point of maximum tension moving towards the actual failure surface ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • Incinerator Residue for Roads

    A study was conducted by the authors to assess the feasibility of using incinerator residue in road construction. Residues from Singapore incinerators were characterized. Various combinations of mixes comprising local clayey-silty-sandy soil and incinerator residue with or without lime were tested for their suitability for use as road subbase/subgrade. Also, bituminous mixes comprising varying ...


    By ASTM International

  • Full-scale SVE system operates in tandem with groundwater treatment

    Since 1993, SVE has been implemented using two designs at the TP Industrial, Inc. (TPI) site in Gardena, CA, to treat soil contaminated with chlorinated solvents. The SVE system was modified in 1997 to improve emissions control efficiency by using carbon adsorption units that treat effluent from an air-stripping system for treating site ground water. By the end of 2007, SVE had removed a ...

  • Development of a GIS method to localize critical source areas of diffuse nitrate pollution

    The present study aimed at developing a universal method for the localization of critical source areas (CSAs) of diffuse nitrate (NO3−) pollution in rural catchments with low data availability. Based on existing methods, land use, soil, slope, riparian buffer strips and distance to surface waters were identified ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electrical heating for the removal of recalcitrant organic compounds

    ABSTRACT This paper presents a remediation technology that combines electrical heating of the soil with extraction to achieve removal of vapour pressure sensitive compounds, such as chlorinated solvents, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, and heavier hydrocarbons. This technology is commercially known as the Electro-Thermal Dynamic Stripping Process (ET-DSP). As well the ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Fuels in Ground Water, Surface Water, and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to remediate fuels in ground water. Treatability testing to characterize contaminant biodegradability and nutrient content may be needed for any biodegradation technology. A subsurface geologic characterization would be particularly important to characterize the migration of NAPLs. Recovery tests are usually necessary to design a ...

  • Solar Detoxification

    Introduction: In this process, vacuum extraction is used to remove contaminants from soils. After condensation, contaminants are mixed with a semiconductor catalyst such (e.g., titanium dioxide), and fed through a reactor which is illuminated by sunlight. Ultraviolet light activates the catalyst, which results in the formation of reactive chemicals known as 'radicals'. These radicals are ...

  • In-Situ thermal treatment of MGP waste and creosote

    Abstract: Remediation of coal tar at former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) sites, and creosote associated with wood preservative sites is challenging due to the viscous nature of the dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) and the modest solubility and vapor pressure of the contaminants of concern (COCs). DNAPL seepage into surface water bodies, as well as groundwater plumes formed by the most ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • ITS marketing manager quoted in WaterTech

    Professional, ethical testing will start you off on the right foot and will directly determine which services the customer may need. Many substances could be in a customer’s water, but, “It’s not necessary to test for every parameter; that’s what labs are for,” advises Rob Samborn, director of sales and marketing for HM Digital, a Los Angeles-based maker of water ...

  • Getting the lead out — at the faucet

    You might be surprised at where you’ll find a customer’s lead. Lead is making headlines. First, we should note that the current attention is not due to water, air or soil contamination, but from lead contamination recently found in toys and children’s jewelry made in China. This is very frightening for any parent because of the harm lead can to cause in children. How could this happen? How ...

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