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Title: Process and apparatus for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from soil

Abstract

An apparatus and process for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from subsurface soil is provided having filter zone adjacent an external expander ring. The expander ring creates a void within the soil substrate which encourages the accumulation of soil-borne fluids. The fluids migrate along a pressure gradient through a plurality of filters before entering a first chamber. A one-way valve regulates the flow of fluid into a second chamber in further communication with a collection tube through which samples are collected at the surface. A second one-way valve having a reverse flow provides additional communication between the chambers for the pressurized cleaning and back-flushing of the apparatus.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. 105 Michael Ct., Aiken, SC 29801
  2. 5002 Hesperus Dr., Columbia, MD 21044
  3. 131 Glencarin Dr., Aiken, SC 29803
  4. Box 65, RFD. #1, South Royalton, VT 05068
  5. Box 234 Rte. 14, Brookfield, VT 05036
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872231
Patent Number(s):
US 5889217
Assignee:
Rossabi, Joseph (105 Michael Ct., Aiken, SC 29801);May, Christopher P. (5002 Hesperus Dr., Columbia, MD 21044);Pemberton, Bradley E. (131 Glencarin Dr., Aiken, SC 29803);Shinn, Jim (Box 65, RFD. #1, South Royalton, VT 05068);Sprague, Keith (Box 234 Rte. 14, Brookfield, VT 05036)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; apparatus; obtaining; samples; liquid; gas; soil; subsurface; provided; filter; zone; adjacent; external; expander; creates; void; substrate; encourages; accumulation; soil-borne; fluids; migrate; pressure; gradient; plurality; filters; entering; chamber; one-way; valve; regulates; flow; fluid; communication; collection; tube; collected; surface; reverse; provides; additional; chambers; pressurized; cleaning; back-flushing; provides additional; reverse flow; subsurface soil; flow provides; pressure gradient; one-way valve; obtaining samples; /73/

Citation Formats

Rossabi, Joseph, May, Christopher P, Pemberton, Bradley E, Shinn, Jim, and Sprague, Keith. Process and apparatus for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from soil. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Rossabi, Joseph, May, Christopher P, Pemberton, Bradley E, Shinn, Jim, & Sprague, Keith. Process and apparatus for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from soil. United States.
Rossabi, Joseph, May, Christopher P, Pemberton, Bradley E, Shinn, Jim, and Sprague, Keith. 1999. "Process and apparatus for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from soil". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872231.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and process for obtaining samples of liquid and gas from subsurface soil is provided having filter zone adjacent an external expander ring. The expander ring creates a void within the soil substrate which encourages the accumulation of soil-borne fluids. The fluids migrate along a pressure gradient through a plurality of filters before entering a first chamber. A one-way valve regulates the flow of fluid into a second chamber in further communication with a collection tube through which samples are collected at the surface. A second one-way valve having a reverse flow provides additional communication between the chambers for the pressurized cleaning and back-flushing of the apparatus.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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Works referenced in this record:

A probe method for soil water sampling and subsurface measurements
journal, December 1981