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Title: Decontaminating groundwater sampling devices
Authors: Science and Technology Corporation (Hampton, Va.)
U.S. Army Environmental Center.
Parker, L. V. (Louise V.)
Ranney, Thomas A.
Keywords: Bailers
Groundwater-sampling pumps
Groundwater sampling devices
Publisher: Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 97-25.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: These studies are the second part of a two-year project that examines decontaminating groundwater sampling devices. In the first year, the efficiency of various decontamination protocols was tested using small test pieces of materials that are commonly used in groundwater sampling devices. Those tests showed that a hot detergent wash and rinse followed by hot air drying (105°C) was the most effective decontamination protocol. In these studies, two groundwater sampling devices, a bailer and a bladder pump, were used to sample groundwater that was contaminated with either trichloroethylene (TCE), munitions, or pesticides. These studies showed that a hot detergent wash and hot water rinse followed by hot air drying is an effective method for decontaminating these sampling devices.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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