Water-Sediment Splitter for Runoff Samples Containing Coarse-Grained Sediment1
- Walter G. Fleming and
- Ralph A. Leonard2
A water-sediment sample splitter was designed and constructed for dividing samples up to 20 liters into three equal and representative smaller samples for chemical and physical analyses. This funnel-shaped device with a mechanical agitator divides samples containing particles up to 2 mm without first separating the sediment from the water. Evaluation showed that the splitter divided samples containing coarse sediments into three parts with a distribution of 33% ± 2% in each. The device has application in assuring representative samples of runoff from watershed or similar runoff studies.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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