By Kovalevsky V.S., Kruseman G.P., Rushton K.R.
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The Influence of Unlined Boreholes on Groundwater Chemistry: A Comparative Study Using Pore-Water Extraction and Packer Sampling. J. Inst. Water and Eng. Man, Vol. 7, pp. 651–9. RUSHTON, K. , 1994. Assessing Aquifer Exploitation Using Observation Boreholes. J. Inst. Water and Env. , Vol. 8, pp. 156–64. RUSHTON, K. ; HOWARD, K. W. , 1982 The Unreliability of Open Observation Boreholes in Unconfined Aquifer Pumping Tests. Ground Water, Vol. 20, pp. 546–50. RUSHTON, K. ; AL-OTHMAN, A. A. , 1994. Control of Rising Groundwater Levels in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
For example, the suite of inorganic constituents for geochemical prospecting is appreciably different from the constituents used to monitor a landfill or to determine the effects of mineral diagenesis. However, the conventional point of view has been that a standard inorganic analysis consists of determination of the four major cations (calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium) and the three major anions (bicarbonate, sulphate, chloride) together with pH, electrical conductivity and temperature.
A critical issue is the correct choice of the materials for the sampling equipment. Teflon materials are preferred for the completion of the sampling well because Teflon is the most chemically inert plastic and is therefore superior to other materials such as polypropylene and polyethylene or rigid PVC. When the content of metals has to be determined, steel and iron – particularly the latter – should be avoided. The manner of collecting the groundwater sample may influence the outcome of the analysis and is most critical for volatile compounds, in particular for volatile organic chemicals.