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Soil Water and Ground Water Sampling

Handbook / Manual

By: N Wilson

188 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #43581 | ISBN: 1566700736
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About this book

The most recent 'comprehensive' book on the subject of ground water sampling was written by Dr. Barcelona in 1986 and is still being sold today. It does not, however, include soil water sampling and analytic techniques. A considerable amount of research has since been undertaken dealing with ground water sampling equipment and techniques, making an up-to-date text a valuable commodity. The scope and detail of this book is much broader and more inclusive than previous efforts on the subject, and it provides the latest results of research in the field. The book presents a comprehensive introduction to ground water monitoring, placing monitoring in context with respective regulatory programs. It offers a unique, detailed description of the installation and operation of soil water samplers (pressure-vacuum and zero tension). It provides the most comprehensive, step-by-step guidance on monitoring well installation.The discussion of field instrumentation includes theory and operation of equipment used for obtaining static water levels, temperature, redox, pH, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, turbidity, and alkalinity. Equipment and techniques used to obtain ground water samples are described, and several valuable checklists are included. Quality assurance and control (QA/QC) are addressed in terms that can be easily comprehended and utilized. The book also provides an excellent introduction on how ground water samples are prepared and analyzed in a laboratory. It is difficult to overestimate the quality and utility of this book. More than 46 photographs, an abundance of tables and diagrams, and a well-written style make even the most complex topic understandable. This extremely practical book should serve as the standard for ensuring ground water data reliability and comparability.


Ground Water Monitoring Introduction to Ground Water Modeling Investigative Plans Monitoring Plans Site Remediation Regulation of Contaminated Sites Prevention of Ground Water Contamination The Permit System Ground Water Sampling References Soil Water Monitoring Devices The Unsaturated Zone Soil Water Samples Pressure/Vacuum Soil Water Samplers Percolate Soil Water Samplers Limitations Inherent to Soil Water Samplers Placement of Soil Water Samplers Preparation of Pressure/Vacuum Samplers Installation of Pressure/Vacuum Samplers Sampling Pressure/Vacuum Samplers Troubleshooting Pressure/Vacuum Samplers Percolate Soil Water Samplers Preparation and Installation of Percolate Samplers Sample Collection Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Newer Soil Water Samplers Summary References Design and Installation of Monitoring Wells Locating Monitoring Points Soil Borings Drilling for Monitoring Point Installation Cleaning Drilling Equipment Piezometer Installation Monitoring Well Installation Resistance of Materials to Chemical Adsorption and Leaching Strength of Materials Used in Monitoring Well Construction Other Construction Considerations Selecting a Filter Pack and Screen Size Keeping Monitoring Well Construction Materials Clean Construction of the Well The Annular Seal Grouting the Well Well Completion Details Surveying the Wells Developing the Well Hydraulic Conductivity Testing Methods Documentation Drilling Check List References Static Water Levels and Geochemical Field Parameters Introduction Static Water Levels Geochemical Field Parameters References Equipment and Techniques Used for Obtaining Ground Water Samples Introduction Vertical Solute Concentrations Ground Water Sample Acquisition Devices Grab Mechanisms Suction Lift Mechanisms Positive Displacement Systems Experimental Sampling Equipment Used in Monitoring Wells Pump Tubing Considerations for Selecting Sampling Equipment and a Sampling Protocol Summary and Review References Ground Water Sampling Plans Introduction Health and Safety Plans Sampling Plans and Checklists Prior to Going into the Field Upon Arrival at the First Well in the Sampling Network Sampling Domestic and Production Wells References Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Laboratory Analysis Quality Assurance and Quality Control Laboratory Analysis References Index

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