Accurate sampling of suspended solids

Gregory P. Degroot, John S Gulliver, Omid Mohseni

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Abstract

Automatic samplers have difficulty with sampling accuracy of inorganic particles larger than silt. The samples are generally at higher concentrations than the true mean concentration in the flow, because of the settling velocity of the particles and the sampling near the bottom of the flow. The vertical mixing is insufficient to overcome the settling of coarse silts and sands. A sampling methodology has been developed to accurately sample suspended solids in stormwater. This methodology is evaluated for its effectiveness, as well as its ability to be transferred to engineering and environmental practice. Emphasis is being placed on developing a methodology which is cost-effective, allowing a method of particle sampling which fits specific users and their projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009 - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009
Subtitle of host publicationGreat Rivers
Pages807-813
Number of pages7
Volume342
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers - Kansas City, MO, United States
Duration: May 17 2009May 21 2009

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
CountryUnited States
CityKansas City, MO
Period5/17/095/21/09

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