Groundwater Residue Sampling Design

Groundwater Residue Sampling Design

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Overview

Groundwater Residue Sampling Design by Ralph G. Nash

As the concerns over agrochemical entry into groundwater increases, so does the need for monitoring programs to determine the extent of contamination. This new volume presents information required to design a groundwater sampling program based on geostatistics and state-of-the-art sampling techniques. It examines selection of appropriate design and suitable techniques to obtain accurate data on the presence of agrochemical residues in various environmental compartments. It also provides a basis for comparing programs and data in different geographic areas with varying types of soils and aquifers. Specialized field equipment developed for the study of groundwater contamination is also discussed. Of special interest are chapters on EPA's approach to groundwater-quality monitoring and basin-scale and field-scale designs for various zones, including saturated and unsaturated zones, root zones, and vadose zones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780841220911
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Publication date: 05/05/1991
Series: ACS Symposium Series , #465
Pages: 395
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

EPL Bio-Analytical Services, Inc.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Table of Contents

Groundwater Residue Sampling: Overview of the Approach Taken by Government Agencies
Health Advisories and Alternative Agricultural Practices: Regulatory Basis for Concern and Its Influence on Legislation
Field-Scale Monitoring Studies To Evaluate Mobility of Pesticides in Soils and Groundwater
Geostatistics for Sampling Designs and Analysis
Minimum Cost Sample Allocation
Regional and Targeted Groundwater Quality Networks in the Delmarva Peninsula
Groundwater-Sampling Network To Study Agrochemical Effects on Water Quality in the Unconfined Aquifer
Study Design To Investigate and Simulate Agrochemical Movement and Fate in Groundwater Recharge
Design of Field Research and Monitoring Programs To Assess Environmental Fate
Soil Map Units: Basis for Agrochemical-Residue Sampling
System Design for Evaluation and Control of Agrochemical Movement in Soils Above Shallow Water Tables
Well Installation and Sampling Procedures for Monitoring Groundwater Beneath Agricultural Fields
Sampling Groundwater in a Northeastern U.S. Watershed
Water Quality Sampling Program at Low-Level Radioactive Groundwater Contamination Site: Wood River Junction, Rhode Island
Economic Monitoring Procedure for Assessing Agrochemical Nonpoint Source Loading in Unconsolidated Aquifers
Monitoring Agrochemical Transport into Shallow Unconfined Aquifers
Experiences and Knowledge Gained from Vadose Zone Sampling
Tension Lysimeters for Collecting Soil Percolate
Compendium of In Situ Pore-Liquid Samplers for Vadose Zone
Aseptic Sampling of Unconsolidated Heaving Soils in Saturated Zones
Techniques for Collecting Soil Samples in Field Research Studies
Soil-Pan Methods for Studying Pesticide Dissipation on Soil
Rainfall Simulation for Evaluating Agrochemical Surface Loss

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