Written by a renowned professional with more than 30 years of experience in environmental sampling and analysis, this reference describes in unparalleled detail all the essential elements for the development and execution of a successful sampling plan at both contaminated and uncontaminated sites. The book covers presampling planning and decision-making, specific sampling situations, and correct sample labeling, and presents the framework and background for the sampling of any contaminated site. Presenting a wide variety of models, quality control procedures, and valuable troubleshooting methods, Field Sampling contains an abundance of topics never before covered in any other source.

chapter 1|25 pages

Introduction to Field Sampling

chapter 2|31 pages

Characteristics of the Environment

chapter 3|34 pages


chapter 4|29 pages


chapter 5|42 pages


chapter 6|32 pages


chapter 7|30 pages


chapter 8|22 pages

Sample Transport and Storage

chapter 9|30 pages

What Is Present

chapter 10|37 pages

An Overview of Basic Principles of Analytical Methods

ByRolf Meinholtz

chapter 11|17 pages

Traps, Mistakes, and Errors

ByAlfred R. Conklin, Rolf Meinholtz