The Importance of Soil Sampling
Soil sampling and analysis can provide useful information about the chemical and physical conditions of soil in a specific location.
This information can be used to optimize plant growth, assist in solving soil-related problems, or determine the extend of contamination for a remediation plan.
Soil areas can be contaminated naturally or from manmade sources. Proper soil testing methods can detect hazardous containments like arsenic, barium, mercury, cadmium and lead. Dangerous levels of these contaminants in soil pose health hazards to people and local wildlife and work or play in the dirt, breathe the polluted wind-blown dust, or eat the plants grown in the contaminated soil. Water sources that flow over or through contaminated soil can affect the health of species further away that drink, or bathe or are nourished, by the water as it flows downstream.
Soil sampling over time allows environmental consultants and government regulators to determine the type and extent of contamination. Project managers and field technicians use a variety of tools and instruments to collect samples over a wide area and conduct basic screening for contaminants. When contamination is detected, samples are sent to a laboratory for detailed testing. This data is useful to find the source of contamination, to track the progress of remediation effort over time and to determine if unfavorable or unhealthy trends are occurring.
EON Products, Inc. provides a selection of the finest-quality soil and soil gas sampling tools and kits that can be used in many applications. Whether the user needs to recover vapor, identify and measure elements in the field, intact cores, sludge or other materials, our sampling kits allow quick and easy sampling of soil.