SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Use of Piezometric Cone Penetration Testing with Electrical Conductivity Measurements (CPTU-EC) for the Detection of Hydrocarbon Contamination in Saturated Granular Soils


Piezometric Cone Penetration Testing with soil Electrical Conductivity measurements (CPTU-EC) was used for the detection of hydrocarbon saturated granular soils at two airport fuel storage areas. Details of the CPTU-EC equipment and site subsurface conditions are provided. Test program phases, including laboratory testing, field insitu testing and CPTU-EC data interpretation are described. Comparisons are made between CPTU-EC and adjacent monitor well data. Limitations to the CPTU-EC method are discussed.

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Strutynsky, AI
Sandiford, RE
Cavaliere, D
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 169–182
DOI: 10.1520/STP19127S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5182-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1462-3