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DEMONSTRATION OF FLUORESCENT MAGNETIC PARTICLES FOR LINKING SOURCES TO SEDIMENTS AT DOD SITES
Leather, J.
ESTCP Project ER-201214, 250 pp, 2018

Particle tracking offers a practical means to investigate source-sink relationships and map the transport pathways of contaminated sediments both at the point of and following delivery into waterways, through time and across space. This project demonstrated a particle tracking technology for quantitative mapping of the spatiotemporal distribution and depositional footprint of particles released from typical DoD contaminant sources into adjacent aquatic environments. Fluorescent ferromagnetic particles were released from specific sources, tracked through the water column, and collected at the sediment surface. The particles then were analyzed to determine their spatial distribution and depositional pattern and demonstrate quantitatively the linkage between sources and receiving water areas where the particle sources were most likely to impact the sediments. https://www.serdp-estcp.org/content/download/47652/454338/file/ER-201214%20Final%20Report.pdf See also the ESTCP Cost and Performance Report at https://www.serdp-estcp.org/content/download/47864/456094/file/ER-201214%20Cost%20&%20Performance%20Report.pdf



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