STP1118: Use of Piezometric Cone Penetration Testing and Penetrometer Ground Water Sampling for Volatile Organic Contaminant Plume Detection

    Strutynsky, AI
    Vice President and Technical DirectorSenior Project Geologist, STRATIGRAPHICSERM-Midwest, Inc., Glen EllynColumbus, ILOH

    Sainey, TJ
    Vice President and Technical DirectorSenior Project Geologist, STRATIGRAPHICSERM-Midwest, Inc., Glen EllynColumbus, ILOH

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1992


    Abstract

    Piezometric Cone Penetration Testing (CPTU) and penetrometer ground water sampling were used to locate a volatile organic contaminant plume at an industrial site in southern Ohio. Nine CPTU tests (soundings) were performed to determine site hydrostratigraphy in real-time. On-site chemical analysis of penetrometer ground water samples provided near real-time detection of contaminants. These results were used to define subsequent monitor well locations. Using this investigation approach, drilling operations to set monitor wells began as penetrometer exploration ended. Program quality increased, while exploration costs decreased by using this combination penetrometer-drilling rig approach.

    Keywords:

    Piezometric Cone Penetration Test, Penetrometer Ground Water Sampling, Volatile Organic Contamination, Hydropunch, BAT, Hydrogeology


    Paper ID: STP19129S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19129S


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