Accession Number : ADA294416
Title : Air Force Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System (AFSCAPS); Laser Induced Fluorescence Cone Penetrometer, CPT Profiles, Boring Logs and DT&E Plans . Vol. 4, Part 1.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 92-Nov 92,
Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC SOUTH ROYALTON VT NEW ENGLAND DIV
Personal Author(s) : Shinn, James D. ; Bratton, Wesley L.
PDF Url : ADA294416
Report Date : DEC 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 296
Abstract : A prototype Laser-Induced Fluorescence-Electric Cone Penetrometer Test (LIF-CPT) system was demonstrated at Tinker Air Force Base (Tinker AFB), Oklahoma as an innovative technology for delineating soil contamination resulting from fuel spills. Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) and the North Dakota State University (NDSU) conducted the development program for the Air Force using LIF-CPT components developed within the Triservice Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System (SCAPS) effort. Major components of the system consisted of ARA's cone penetrometer system coupled with NDSU's tunable laser fluorimeter. To enable rapid, efficient and minimally invasive site characterization, the LIF-CPT probe data output was linked to ARA's real-time analysis system with three-dimensional modeling and scientific visualization capabilities. Field testing at Tinker AFB was conducted to evaluate the LIF-CPT probe. During the testing program, 112 soundings at eight contaminated sites were conducted. At select locations, soil and water samples were obtained with CPT or drilling technologies, and tested using analytical procedures to confirm the presence of fuel contamination. This volume presents the LIF-CPT profiles that were generated along with boring logs from the drilling program, gas chromatograph results from the field analytical testing, and the work plans for the demonstration program. jg
Descriptors : *LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE, *PENETROMETERS, *CONTAMINATION, MODELS, REAL TIME, WATER, SITES, FIELD TESTS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, GROUND WATER, SOILS, PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, SAMPLING, ELECTRIC POWER, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, RECORDS, SOIL POLLUTION, CONICAL BODIES, FUEL CONTAMINATION, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, SPILLING, DRILLING.
Subject Categories : Optics
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE