Groundwater Sampling Articles

  • Rugged Pumps Survive at Puente Hills Landfill - Case Study

    QED Pumps are the Pumps of Choice at North America's Largest Landfill The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received. Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. It has received ...

  • Carbon Tetrachloride Source Remediation in Bedrock and Overburden - Case Study

    ABSTRACT Carbon Tetrachloride source in bedrock and collateral contamination in overburden were successfully remediated at a decommissioned U.S. Air Force base. CHALLENGES The combination of bedrock and overburden Carbon Tetrachloride (CT) contamination posed a unique set of challenges including the selection of an adequate drilling program, gathering ...

  • Classification of groundwater chemistry in Shimabara, using self-organizing maps

    Shimabara City in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, is located on a volcanic peninsula that has abundant groundwater. Almost all public water supplies use groundwater in this region. For this reason, understanding groundwater characteristics is a pre-requisite for proper water supply management. Thus, we investigated the groundwater chemistry characteristics in Shimabara by use of self-organizing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fracture Area Groundwater Survey, Llano, Texas - Case Study

    In April 2011, our client had four unsuccessful drilling wells before our company participated in this project at Blackjack Ranch, Llano. After geological analysis, we conducted the seismoelectric survey along the fracture direction and provided our client a well location with 5 gallon/hour water production which proved by later ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Haiti Groundwater Survey Project - Case Study

    We already have done over 230 survey sites with DC-4500 Ground-flow Locator in Haiti with 95% success rate since 2011. More than 230 water wells were drilled and most of seismoelectric surveys were performed in ...


    By Seismo Electronic LLC.

  • Low-flow groundwater sampling on a nuclear site - Case Study

    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 ...

  • QED pumps are the pumps of choice at North America’s largest landfill - Case Study

    The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received.  Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  It has received approximately 118 million tons of solid waste as of April 2008, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Role of hydrogeochemical process in increasing groundwater salinity in the central Godavari delta

    Groundwater salinization is an ever increasing problem in coastal aquifers due to seawater intrusion resulting from excessive groundwater withdrawals, lithological conditions of the aquifer and industrial and agriculture pollutant loads. Identification of salinity sources is challenging and a prerequisite for the protection of coastal fresh water aquifers. The present aim of the study is to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • PlumeStop Pilot Study: Former Dry Cleaner – Marina, CA, USA; Rapid Solvent Treatment to Non-detect – Degradation Lines of Evidence

    Approach A beta-test pilot evaluation of PlumeStop™ performance was conduced on chlorinated solvent groundwater contamination at a former dry cleaner site. PlumeStop was applied in conjunction with the slow-release electron donor, HRC® and the microbial bioaugmentation dechlorinator inoculum, BDI® for the treatment of residual PCE (550 μg/L). The test was conducted around a ...


    By Regenesis

  • Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project - Case Study

    Client Romanian Ministry of the Environment Project name Integrated Nutrient Pollution Control Project Country Romania Background and aim project Romania became a member of the European Union in January 2007. As a consequence, the Romanian Ministry of the Environment set up the Integrated ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Rapid on‐site separation of as(III) and as(V) in waters using a disposable thiol‐modified sand cartridge

    The rapid redox transformation of arsenic (As) species in waters presents a great environmental challenge in accurate determination of its concentration and toxicity. The motivation for our study is therefore to develop a method for rapid on‐site separation of As(V) and As(III) in various aqueous matrices. We synthesized a thiol‐modified sand (T‐sand), which selectively removed As(III) but did ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The chemical evolution of groundwater in the Kerman plain aquifer, Iran

    A comprehensive hydrogeochemical study was carried out in the Kerman Plain Aquifer, Iran. Groundwater samples were collected from 58 sites. Groundwater was analysed for major constituents (Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl−, SO42− HCO3−. Different methods including composite diagrams, saturation indices and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gas station risk assessment closure

    On behalf of a local developer, Troy Risk successfully obtained a No-Further-Action certification from the State environmental agency IDEM in just several months. The site historically operated as a gas station. Several subsurface investigations at the site confirmed that soil was impacted from an old petroleum release. The release was discovered in 1994 during collection of soil and groundwater ...


    By Troy Risk, Inc.

  • Vertical microbiological variation of a coastal aquifer in southern China

    Microbial communities in a coastal aquifer in the Zhuhai region of southern China were investigated by culture-independent molecular approaches. Four 16S rRNA gene libraries of three groundwater samples from varied depths and one seawater sample were constructed and analysed by the amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis technique (ARDRA). The phylogenetic analysis indicated that the 16S ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low Flow Groundwater Sampling Using RotaPump Inertial Lift Pump

    This article tells you how to perform low flow groundwater sampling using a portable, surface-mounted pump with no decontamination required before each use and  no chance of cross contamination between wells. An inertial lift pump moves a dedicated (stored in the well) pumping tube rapidly up and down.  A one-way valve on the bottom admits water on the down stroke and ...


    By RotaPump, Inc

  • Field trial of a new commercially available diffusive ground-water sampler

    Field trials of a new commercially available diffusive ground-water sampling device were conducted at two industrial properties in the Blue Ridge Province of North Carolina. The test sites have extensive monitoring well networks and more than five years of historical water quality data. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including purgeable aromatics (petroleum hydrocarbons) and halogens ...


    By EON Products Inc.

  • 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.

  • Chlorinated solvents

    The initial PSG survey identified TCE source areas that did not agree with the GPR survey findings. Based on these results, a subsequent PSG survey was performed to further characterize the site and better define the source areas identified in the initial survey. Analytical results were provided to the client within four (4) days of receipt of samples at the laboratory for both surveys. The ...

  • Chlorinated plume investigation

    The initial survey of the AOC identified a source area of Trichloroethene (TCE) and the direction the plume was migrating in the groundwater. Three subsequent surveys were performed to identify additional source areas and to delineate the lateral extent of the plume, which was much greater than the client expected. The client's overall project costs were reduced significantly by effectively ...

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