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Title: Vapor port and groundwater sampling well

Abstract

A method and apparatus has been developed for combining groundwater monitoring wells with unsaturated-zone vapor sampling ports. The apparatus allows concurrent monitoring of both the unsaturated and the saturated zone from the same well at contaminated areas. The innovative well design allows for concurrent sampling of groundwater and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the vadose (unsaturated) zone from a single well, saving considerable time and money. The sample tubes are banded to the outer well casing during installation of the well casing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
870235
Patent Number(s):
5481927
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
vapor; groundwater; sampling; method; apparatus; developed; combining; monitoring; unsaturated-zone; ports; allows; concurrent; unsaturated; saturated; zone; contaminated; innovative; design; volatile; organic; compounds; vocs; vadose; single; saving; considerable; time; money; sample; tubes; banded; outer; casing; installation; organic compound; organic compounds; volatile organic; sample tube; sample tubes; apparatus allows; saturated zone; design allows; current monitor; groundwater monitoring; sampling ports; water monitoring; /73/166/

Citation Formats

Hubbell, Joel M, and Wylie, Allan H. Vapor port and groundwater sampling well. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Hubbell, Joel M, & Wylie, Allan H. Vapor port and groundwater sampling well. United States.
Hubbell, Joel M, and Wylie, Allan H. Mon . "Vapor port and groundwater sampling well". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870235.
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author = {Hubbell, Joel M and Wylie, Allan H},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus has been developed for combining groundwater monitoring wells with unsaturated-zone vapor sampling ports. The apparatus allows concurrent monitoring of both the unsaturated and the saturated zone from the same well at contaminated areas. The innovative well design allows for concurrent sampling of groundwater and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the vadose (unsaturated) zone from a single well, saving considerable time and money. The sample tubes are banded to the outer well casing during installation of the well casing.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
}

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