ASTM D7352-07

    Standard Practice for Direct Push Technology for Volatile Contaminant Logging with the Membrane Interface Probe (MIP)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard practice describes a method for rapid delineation of volatile organic contaminants (VOC) in the subsurface using a membrane interface probe. Logging with the membrane interface probe is usually performed with direct push equipment.

    1.2 This standard practice describes how to obtain a real time vertical log of volatile organic contaminants with depth. The data obtained is indicative of the total volatile organic contaminant concentration in the subsurface at depth.

    1.3 Other sensors, such as electrical conductivity, fluorescence detectors, and cone penetration tools may be included to provide additional information. The use of a lithologic logging tool is highly recommended to define hydrostratigraphic conditions, such as migration pathways, and to guide confirmation sampling.

    1.4 LimitationsThe MIP system does not provide specificity of analytes. This tool is to be used as a total volatile organic contaminant-screening tool. Soil and/or water sampling (Guides D6001, D6282, D6724, and Practice D6725) must be performed to identify specific analytes and exact concentrations. Only VOCs are detected by the MIP system in the subsurface. Detection limits are subject to the selectivity of the gas phase detector applied and characteristics of the formation being penetrated (for example, clay and organic carbon content).

    1.5 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without the consideration of a projects many unique aspects. The word standard in the title means that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D5092 Practice for Design and Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Wells

    D5299 Guide for Decommissioning of Groundwater Wells, Vadose Zone Monitoring Devices, Boreholes, and Other Devices for Environmental Activities

    D5730 Guide for Site Characterization for Environmental Purposes With Emphasis on Soil, Rock, the Vadose Zone and Groundwater

    D5792 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Development of Data Quality Objectives

    D6001 Guide for Direct-Push Groundwater Sampling for Environmental Site Characterization

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    D6067 Practice for Using the Electronic Piezocone Penetrometer Tests for Environmental Site Characterization and Estimation of Hydraulic Conductivity

    D6282 Guide for Direct Push Soil Sampling for Environmental Site Characterizations

    D6724 Guide for Installation of Direct Push Groundwater Monitoring Wells

    D6725 Practice for Direct Push Installation of Prepacked Screen Monitoring Wells in Unconsolidated Aquifers

    D8037 Practice for Direct Push Hydraulic Logging for Profiling Variations of Permeability in Soils

    E355 Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships

    E1689 Guide for Developing Conceptual Site Models for Contaminated Sites


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.080.05 (Examination of soil in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7352-07

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7352-07, Standard Practice for Direct Push Technology for Volatile Contaminant Logging with the Membrane Interface Probe (MIP), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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