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Title: Application of Incremental Sampling Methodology for subsurface sampling
Authors: Corriveau, Elizabeth J.
Clausen, Jay L.
Keywords: Characterization
Contaminant of potential concern (COPC)
Environmental sciences
Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM)
Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs)
Soil pollution
Subsurface sampling
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CRREL TR-21-7
Abstract: Historically, researchers studying contaminated sites have used grab sampling to collect soil samples. However, this methodology can introduce error in the analysis because it does not account for the wide variations of contaminant concentrations in soil. An alternative method is the Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM), which previous studies have shown more accurately captures the true concentration of contaminants over an area, even in heterogeneous soils. This report describes the methods and materials used with ISM to collect soil samples, specifically for the purpose of mapping subsurface contamination from site activities. The field data presented indicates that ISM is a promising methodology for collecting subsurface soil samples containing contaminants of concern, including metals and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs), for analysis. Ultimately, this study found ISM to be useful for supplying information to assist in the decisions needed for remediation activities.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TR-21-7
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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