Determination of Particle Size Distribution of Soils in Forensic Science Using Classical and Modern Instrumental Methods

    Volume 34, Issue 4 (July 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 13


    Caddy, B
    Research fellow and senior lecturer in forensic science, Forensic Science Unit, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,

    Gettinby, G
    Senior lecturer in statistics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,

    Robertson, J
    Forensic scientist, Forensic Science Centre, Adelaide,

    Wanogho, S
    Research fellow and senior lecturer in forensic science, Forensic Science Unit, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,

    (Received 19 May 1988; accepted 11 October 1988)

    Abstract

    Wet sieving, laser diffraction, Coulter counting, and microscopical image analysis are compared as particle size distribution methods for the characterization of soil samples. The influence of the sample size on the distribution and the problem of choosing representative samples from small amounts of soil are highlighted.


    Paper ID: JFS12710J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12710J

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