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Innovative Site Characterization And Analysis Penetrometer System (Scaps): In-Situ Sensor And Sampling TechnologiesNormal access

Authors: John H. Ballard and M. John Cullinane
Event name: 11th EEGS Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems
Session: Methods Emphasis: Developments In Direct Push Technologies
Publication date: 22 March 1998
Organisations: EEGS
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 850.73Kb )

The U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES), sponsored by the U.S. Army
Environmental Center (AEC), developed the Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer
System (SCAPS) in response to a critical need of the U.S. Government to characterize soil and
groundwater conditions on military installations. A cooperative, partnered effort was instituted
between Tri-Service (Army, Navy, and Air Force) and Department of Energy (DOE) research
laboratories to accelerate the development, demonstration, and transition of contaminant sensor
and sampler technologies. This effort has produced a suite of cost-effective, in-situ, sensing and
sampling technologies under the SCAPS umbrella that are capable of rapidly detecting,
discriminating, and quantifying subsurface physical characteristics and a wide variety of soil and
groundwater contaminants.

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