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Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling - Keith Bodger

Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling

Paperback Published: 1st April 2003
ISBN: 9780865879577
Number Of Pages: 138

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This easy-to-use reference not only provides you with a basic understanding of environmental sampling concepts, but it also provides you with the information you need to perform your tasks with ease and efficiency. Whether you use it to train samplers or take it in the field with you for easy reference, Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling contains information all samplers need to better understand the science of their work. You will review key principles of geology and chemistry, and you will examine typical sampling techniques and their relationship to EPA and ASTM guidelines. The author discusses how these sample collection techniques affect analytical data and how data collection methods affect the validity and defensibility of data in a court of law. In addition, you will examine project management fundamentals, challenges of working in natural environments, and managing data and reporting to the client. Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling covers major sampling media--including groundwater, soil, surface water, and air--and discusses how to choose the right equipment for each job. A list of "must have" tools is included in the author's recommended "Ideal Tool Kit" along with common uses for each, descriptions of usage, and tips on buying them.

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
About the Authorp. xiii
Acknowledgementp. xiv
Geology Fundamentalsp. 1
Rockp. 1
Soilp. 2
Soil Sizep. 2
Water in Geologyp. 6
Field Assistancep. 6
Soil Descriptionp. 7
Soil Terminologyp. 8
Soil Permeabilityp. 13
Borehole Logsp. 13
Chemistry Fundamentalsp. 19
Chemical Termsp. 19
Organic Chemistryp. 20
Volatile Organic Compoundsp. 21
Semi-Volatile Organic Compoundsp. 26
Total Petroleum Hydrocarbonsp. 40
PCBs, Pesticides, and Herbicidesp. 43
Inorganic Chemistryp. 48
Metalsp. 48
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedurep. 52
Wet Chemistry and Miscellaneous Analysesp. 53
Analytical Methods--SW-846p. 57
Groundwater Samplingp. 59
Office Preparationp. 59
Field Work and Equipmentp. 60
Water Level Indicatorp. 60
Bailersp. 62
The Rope and Knotp. 63
Retrieving a Bailerp. 66
Pumpsp. 66
Water Quality Equipmentp. 69
Well Development and Purgingp. 70
Developmentp. 70
Purgingp. 72
The Sampling Eventp. 73
Soil Samplingp. 77
Toolsp. 77
Suppliesp. 78
Borehole Samplesp. 78
Headspace Analysisp. 79
Sample Descriptionp. 80
Method 5035p. 81
Compositing Samplesp. 82
Surface Water, Sediment, and Miscellaneous Samplingp. 85
Surface Waterp. 85
Direct Methodp. 85
Sampling Equipmentp. 86
Sediment Samplingp. 87
Sampling Equipmentp. 87
Drum Samplingp. 88
Glass Thiefp. 88
Coliwasap. 88
PCB Wipesp. 89
Air Samplingp. 91
Types of Samplingp. 91
Tools of the Tradep. 91
Sample Locationsp. 93
Tricks of the Tradep. 94
Valid Data 95
Sample Preservationp. 95
Temperaturep. 98
Acids and Basesp. 99
Sample Containersp. 101
Holding Timesp. 101
Quality Assurancep. 102
MS/MSDp. 102
Surrogatesp. 103
Duplicatep. 103
Field Blankp. 104
Equipment Blankp. 104
Trip Blankp. 104
Chain-of-Custodyp. 105
Custody Sealsp. 105
Data Validationp. 106
The Ideal Tool Kitp. 109
The Containerp. 109
The Contentsp. 110
The Guidelinesp. 113
The Field Bookp. 113
The Items that Do Not Fit in the Ideal Tool Kitp. 115
The Costp. 116
Other Suppliesp. 117
Decontamination Equipmentp. 117
Waste Disposalp. 118
Health and Safety Equipmentp. 119
Project Managementp. 121
Risk Based Corrective Actionp. 121
Oversight Relationsp. 125
Split samplesp. 125
Who's the Boss?p. 126
Project Staffingp. 126
Hazardous What?p. 127
Client Needsp. 130
The Written Reportp. 130
Tables and Figuresp. 131
Conclusionsp. 133
Indexp. 135
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ISBN: 9780865879577
ISBN-10: 0865879575
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 138
Published: 1st April 2003
Publisher: GOVERNMENT INST PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 18.09  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.32