well purging Articles

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nitrogen Demand Increases for Semiconductor: How Safe Are You?

    As users demand ever-smaller smartphones and better televisions, semiconductor manufacturing plants are tasked with developing new products faster and using new materials. Key to the continued success of the semiconductor industry are inert gases, which include nitrogen and argon. When used safely, both nitrogen and argon play a number of important roles within the semiconductor ...

  • Improved Purge-Trap/GC Analysis of Volatiles in Drinking Water by US EPA Method 524.2

    The VOCARB 3000 adsorbent trap is suitable for monitoring volatile organic compounds in drinking water samples, as well as in wastewater and hazardous waste samples.  This adsorbent trap meets the requirements of US EPA Methods 502 and 524.2.  Relative standard deviation values were less than 15% for all of the compounds listed, and less than 7% for most of the compounds.  Recovery ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Evaluation of the snap sampler for sampling ground water monitoring wells for VOCs and explosives

    A series of laboratory and field studies were conducted to determine the ability of the Snap Sampler to recover representative concentrations of VOC and explosives in ground water. For the laboratory studies, statistical analyses of the data (for each analyte) were conducted to determine if the concentrations of analytes in samples taken with the Snap Sampler were significantly different from ...


    By ProHydro, Inc.

  • Quantitative leak testing for soil gas wells using a commercially available helium tracer shroud

    In this paper we present design considerations, use, procedures and validation data for a commercially available Helium tracer soil gas sampling shroud that can be rented from an internationally accredited environmental testing laboratory with soil gas measurement capabilities. Soil Gas Sampling using the Helium shroud technique described in Appendix C, page 57, CA DTSC Soil Gas Advisory Document ...

  • Field Detection of Chlorinated Alkenes in Well Water using the FROG-4000 Portable GC - Case Study

    Introduction Defiant’s FROG 4000, a portable GCPID system, was used to identify and determine the concentration of chlorinated alkenes in several extraction wells located in Tacoma Washington. Split samples were taken at each well and sent to an offsite lab for analysis. This case study examines the field exercise and highlights the high degree of agreement between the offsite lab and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Evaluation of Sampling and Field-Filtration Methods for the Analysis of Trace Metals in Ground Water

    Selected ground water sampling and field-filtration methods were evaluated to determine their effects on field parameters and trace metal concentrations in samples collected under several types of field conditions. The study focused on conditions where traditional approaches may produce turbid samples, which often leads to filtration of suspended particles from the sample before laboratory ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 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 ...


  • Measurement of moisture in HBr

    Introduction Moisture in corrosive gases will accelerate the rate of metal corrosion in gas supply systems which, in turn, can lead to their premature failure. For this reason, it is important to monitor moisture levels in these gases. FTIR is an effective way to monitor for moisture in these corrosive gases. In order to determine low levels of moisture in corrosive gases, it is ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

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