STP820: Undisturbed Sampling of Peat

    Landva, AO
    University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick

    Pheeney, PE
    Jacques Whitford & Associates Ltd., Fredericton, New Brunswick

    Mersereau, DE
    University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1983


    Abstract

    Two samples developed at the University of New Brunswick for sampling of peat are described. One is a 100-mm-diameter piston sampler with a Plexiglas insert sample holder and the other is a 250-mm-square block sampler. The samplers have been extensively tested and used in Sphagnum and sedge peat and have also been used successfully in soft-to-almost-fluid organic diatomaceous soils.

    Keywords:

    sampling, peat, organic soils, laboratory testing, disturbance, trimming equipment


    Paper ID: STP37340S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37340S


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