Accession Number : ADA619398
Title : Demonstration of the Gore Module for Passive Ground Water Sampling
Descriptive Note : Cost and performance rept.
Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
Personal Author(s) : Parker, Louise
Report Date : Jun 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 89
Abstract : The objectives of this project were to determine if the GORE Module, passive groundwater samplers, can provide: 1) technically defensible analytical data for volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOC and SVOC) and 2) substantial cost savings when compared with conventional low-flow purging and sampling methodology. To achieve these objectives, the Gore Technology was compared with conventional low-flow purging and sampling at two test sites: the Southern Bush River section of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD, and the former Pease Air Force Base (AFB) in Portsmouth, NH. At both sites, GORE Modules were placed at the same depth in the well as the pump or tubing used to collect the low-flow samples. Additional Modules were placed in most wells to allow the project team to profile analyte concentrations in the wells with depth. The wells were initially sampled with the GORE Modules (i.e., the pre-purge samples), low-flow samples were collected, and finally a second set of Modules were collected (i.e., the post-purge samples). Analytes at the APG site included several chlorinated VOCs: tetrachloroethylene (PCE), cis-1,2- dichloroethylene (cDCE), trichloroethylene (TCE), 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane (1122TetCA), and chloroform. VOCs and SVOCs at the former Pease site included: benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX), 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene (124TMB), 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene (135TMB), naphthalene, isopropylbenzene, and 2-methylnaphathalene.
Descriptors : *GROUND WATER , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , CHLORINE COMPOUNDS , COMPARISON , COST ANALYSIS , DEMONSTRATIONS , ETHYLENES , FIELD TESTS , FLOW , ORGANIC COMPOUNDS , PASSIVE SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PUMPS , SAMPLING , TRICHLOROETHYLENE , VOLATILITY , WATER WELLS , XYLENES
Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE