Synopses & Reviews
Practical Handbook of Ground Water Monitoring covers the complete spectrum of state-of-the-science technology applied to investigations of ground water quality. The emphasis of the book is on the practical application of current technology, and minimum theory is discussed. The subject of ground water monitoring is covered in great detail, from the Federal regulations that require monitoring to the various direct and indirect methods of investigating the subsurface - to the analysis and interpretations of complex sets of water quality data. All aspects of ground water quality investigations, including site assessment techniques, health and safety considerations and equipment decontamination, are dealt with in a logical order that will allow the reader to follow along in the same thought progression as a field project. The experiences and expertise of more than 30 practicing scientists and engineers combine to make this book the most comprehensive reference compiled on the topic of ground water monitoring.
Table of Contents
Regulatory mandates for controls on ground-water monitoring /Kathryn S. Makeig --Ground-water monitoring system design /Martin N. Sara --Overall philosophy and purpose of site investigations /Lynne M. Preslo and David W. Stoner --Monitoring and sampling the Vadose zone /Thomas Ballestero... et al. --Remote sensing and geophysical methods for evaluation of subsurface conditions /Richard C. Benson --Monitoring well drilling, soil sampling, rock coring, and borehole logging /Hank Davis, James L. Jehn, and Stephen Smith --Design and installation of ground-water monitoring wells /David M. Nielsen and Ronald Schalla --Monitoring well post-installation considerations / Curtis A. Kraemer, James A. Shultz, and James W. Ashley --Acquisition and interpretation of water-level data /Matthew G. Dalton, Brent E. Huntsman, and Ken Bradbury --Methods and procedures for defining aquifer parameters /John Sevee --Ground-water sampling /Beverly L. Herzog, James D. Pennino, and Gillian L. Nielsen --Ground-water sample analysis /Rock J. Vitale, Olin Braids, and Rudolph Schuller -- Organization and analysis of water quality data /Martin N. Sara and Robert Gibbons --Health and safety considerations in ground-water monitoring investigations /Steven P. Maslansky and Carol J. Maslansky --Decontamination program design for ground-water quality investigations /Gillian L. Nielsen.