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Main Title Innovative Technology Evaluation Report: Sediment Sampling Technology, Art's Manufacturing and Supply, Inc., Split Core Sampler for Submerged Sediments.
CORP Author Tetra Tech Environmental Management, Inc., Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher Dec 1999
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/600/R-01/009; EPA-68-C5-0037;
Stock Number PB2003-106592
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Drill core analysis ; Demonstration programs ; Sampling ; PCB ; Polychlorinated biphenyls ; Pollution monitoring ; Field tests ; Submerged sediments ; Innovative technology ; Environmental sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2003-106592 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/24/2003
Collation 138p
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) and Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Programs to facilitate deployment of innovative technologies through performance verification and information dissemination. In April and May 1999, the EPA conducted a field demonstration of the Split Core Sampler along with one other sediment sampler. This verification statement focuses on the Split Core Sampler; a similar statement has been prepared for the other sampler. The performance and cost of the Split Core Sampler were compared to those of two conventional samplers (the Hand Corer and Vibrocorer), which were used as reference samplers. To verify a wide range of performance attributes, the Split Core Sampler demonstration had both primary and secondary objectives. Primary objectives for this demonstration included evaluating the samplers ability to (1) consistently collect a given volume of sediment, (2) consistently collect sediment in a given depth interval, (3) collect samples with consistent characteristics from a homogenous layer of sediment, (4) collect a representative sample from a clean sediment layer below a contaminated sediment layer, and (5) be adequately decontaminated. Additional primary objectives were to measure sampling time and estimate sampling costs. Secondary objectives included (1) documenting the skills and training required for sampler operation, (2) evaluating the samplers ability to collect samples under a variety of site conditions, (3) assessing the samplers ability to collect an undisturbed sample, (4) evaluating sampler durability, and (5) documenting the availability of the sampler and its spare parts. To ensure data usability, data quality indicators for precision, accuracy, representativeness, completeness, and comparability were also assessed based on project-specific QA objectives.