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A practical guide which presents the various methods for sediment sampling and describes in detail the objectives of sediment sampling. Can be used as a field manual and general reference.
Introduction Procedures in Preparation of a Sediment Sampling Program Introduction Review of Different Objectives Selection of Sampling Stations Sampling of Fine-Grained Sediments Procedures for a Preliminary Determination of Fine-Grained Sediments Deposition Selection of Sampling Stations in a River Required Number of Sampling Stations Positioning of Sampling Stations Example of a Sediment Sampling Protocol Examples of Selection of Sampling Stations in Studies of Bottom Sediments Description of Equipment for Bottom Sediment Sampling Introduction Choice of Equipment for Sediment Sampling Bottom Sediment Samplers Description of Equipment for Sediment Pore Water Sampling Introduction Indirect Methods In Situ Methods Measurements and Handling of Samples in the Field Introduction Measurements of pH and Eh Sampling Description Subsampling for Determination of Cation Exchange Capacity Subsampling under Oxygen-Free Atmosphere Sample Mixing and Subsampling into Prepared Containers Sampling Hazardous Sediments and Safety Requirements Handling, Preservation Techniques, and Storage of Sediment Samples Introduction Containers for Sediment Samples Handling Samples for Tests and Analyses on Wet Sediments Handling Samples for Tests and Analyses on Dry Sediments Preservation of Sediment and Pore Water Samples Storage of Sediment Samples Quality Control of Sediment Sampling Introduction Quality Assurance in Sediment Sampling Prevention of Sample Contamination Procedures for Cleaning Containers for Sample Storage Documentation of Sample Collection Field Blanks and Background Samples Preparation of Reference Materials Guidelines for Sediment Quality Costs Associated with Sediment Sampling Index