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|Title:||Qualification of Hanna Instruments HI9829 for the Environmental Toolkit for Expeditionary Operations|
|Authors:||Gurtowski, Luke A.|
LeMonte, Joshua J.
Lafferty, Brandon J.
Scientific apparatus and instruments--Evaluation
|Publisher:||Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)|
|Series/Report no.:||Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/EL TR-22-13|
|Abstract:||A new, commercially available, field-portable water sensor was evaluated for efficacy during operation and compatibility with current Environmental Toolkit for Expeditionary Operations (ETEO) software. The ETEO provides sensors to Soldiers to rapidly identify and quantify environmental contamination in soil, air, and water at potential new base sites during initial reconnaissance to ensure safety and minimize unnecessary remediation efforts by the Army. In addition to streamlined environmental baseline survey (EBS) reporting, the ETEO can provide rapid analysis of potential environmental contamination to support various Military applications. The Hanna Instruments HI9829 multiparameter water meter was selected following a survey of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies and analyzed by researchers from the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) for inclusion in the ETEO design since it can rapidly and accurately measure 14 different properties. Usability tests were conducted with researchers unfamiliar with the technology, and a set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) were developed to operate the device. The software for the tool was successfully integrated into the ETEO system for rapid data analysis. The HI9829 has been demonstrated in various scenarios at ERDC and other locations; including Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, at which several visitors reviewed the operation of the equipment and other ETEO technologies. The Thermo Scientific Gemini, another sensor, which can detect organic constituents in various matrices via Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy was also investigated but eliminated from the ETEO design as it could not adequately detect a Military-relevant compound in an environmental matrix. Regardless, the addition of the HI9829 provides water quality monitoring to the ETEO design and greatly improves its capability to address various applications.|
|Gov't Doc #:||ERDC/EL TR-22-13|
|Rights:||Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited|
|Size:||54 pages / 3.5 MB|
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|Appears in Collections:||Technical Report|