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Main Title Sampling for organic chemicals and microorganisms in the subsurface /
Author Dunlap, William J., ; McNabb, James F. ; Scalf, Marion R. ; Cosby., Roger L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
McNabb, James F.,
Scalf, M. R.,
Cosby, Roger L.,
Scalf, Marion R.,
Dunlap, William J.
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Ground Water Research Branch, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-176
Stock Number PB-272 679
OCLC Number 03383436
Subjects Groundwater--Pollution ; Organic water pollutants ; Microorganisms ; Water, Underground--Pollution
Additional Subjects Organic compounds ; Microorganisms ; Ground water ; Chemical analysis ; Technology ; Subsurface investigations ; Sampling ; Soil analysis ; Water analysis ; Water pollution ; Monitoring ; Biomass ; Laboratory equipment ; Cores ; Water pollution detection ; Water quality
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EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-176 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/22/2014
EJDD  EPA 600/2-77-176 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 07/10/2018
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-176 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-176 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  EPA/600/2-77/176 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-176 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/03/2005
NTIS  PB-272 679 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 27 pages : illustrations, figures ; 28 cm.
Procedures currently used by the Ground Water Research Branch of the Environmental Protection Agency for sampling for organic pollutants and microorganisms in ground waters and subsurface earth solids are presented. Technology is described for construction of wells capable of providing representative, uncontaminated samples of ground water in compact alluvial formations at relatively shallow depths and for obtaining cores of subsurface earth solids suitable for organic and microbial analyses in similar circumstances. Methods for acquisition of grab samples of ground water suitable for total organic and microbial analyses and for analyses of volatile organics are presented. Continuous sampling of organics in ground waters lying within approximately 7.5 m (25 ft) of the surface by sampling units using selected absorbents is described, including details of adsorbent columns, configuration of and housings for sampling systems, and sample handling. Procedures for handling and processing of core materials to produce samples amenable to analytical methods for organics and microorganisms are also presented. The procedures described provide a basic capability for sampling for organic pollutants and microorganisms in relatively shallow subsurface environments, and have potential application in many investigations pertaining to ground-water pollution. Additional research is needed, however, to further evaluate, improve, and extend their capabilities.
Includes bibliographical references (page 26).
Contents Notes
Sampling of ground water -- Sampling of subsurface solids.