Accession Number : ADA294429

Title :   Air Force Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System (AFSCAPS). Laser Induced Fluorescence Cone Penetrometer - Analytical Testing Data Sheets. Volume 5, Part 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-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 : ADA294429

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : A prototype Laser-Induced Fluorescence-Electric Cone Penetrometer Test (LIF-CPT) system was demonstrated at Tinken 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 documents the analytical testing results from the off-site laboratory used during the demonstration program. (AN)

Descriptors :   *LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE, *PENETROMETERS, *SOIL POLLUTION, *FUEL CONTAMINATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LABORATORY TESTS, BENZENE, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, REAL TIME, DEMONSTRATIONS, FIELD TESTS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, GROUND WATER, SAMPLING, TABLES(DATA), XYLENES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, SOIL CHEMISTRY, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS, LANDFILLS, JET ENGINE FUELS, ARSENIC, BARIUM, SOIL TESTS, LEACHING, SPILLING, DRILLING, OKLAHOMA, TOLUENES.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Fuels
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE