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Contaminant Sampling and Analysis

  • Teresa Leitão
  • Andrew Dawson
  • Torleif Bækken
  • Mihael Brenčič
  • Lennart Folkeson
  • Denis François
  • Petra Kuřímská
  • Roman Ličbinský
  • Martin Vojtěšek
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 5)

Abstract

This chapter presents a general overview of procedures and methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in water and soil in the road environment. The chapter concerns the water and seepage in road structures under the influence of traffic loading, and in the adjacent ground extending to the water table where contaminant seepage is of concern. The text gives an introduction to this subject and guides the reader to relevant literature with detailed information about practices of sampling and analysis. The chapter in divided into five main sections: principles of data collection and storage, sampling design, water and soil sampling procedures, and in-situ and laboratory measurements and analyses.

Keywords

Road contaminants data collection and storage sampling design in-situ and laboratory analysis water soil 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Leitão
    • 1
  • Andrew Dawson
    • 2
  • Torleif Bækken
  • Mihael Brenčič
  • Lennart Folkeson
  • Denis François
  • Petra Kuřímská
  • Roman Ličbinský
  • Martin Vojtěšek
  1. 1.Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil/National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC)Portugal
  2. 2.University of NottinghamUK (chairman)

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