High-frequency, long-duration water sampling in acid mine drainage studies: a short review of current methods and recent advances in automated water samplers

Applied Geochemistry
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Abstract

Hand-collected grab samples are the most common water sampling method but using grab sampling to monitor temporally variable aquatic processes such as diel metal cycling or episodic events is rarely feasible or cost-effective. Currently available automated samplers are a proven, widely used technology and typically collect up to 24 samples during a deployment. However, these automated samplers are not well suited for long-term sampling in remote areas or in freezing conditions. There is a critical need for low-cost, long-duration, high-frequency water sampling technology to improve our understanding of the geochemical response to temporally variable processes. This review article will examine recent developments in automated water sampler technology and utilize selected field data from acid mine drainage studies to illustrate the utility of high-frequency, long-duration water sampling.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title High-frequency, long-duration water sampling in acid mine drainage studies: a short review of current methods and recent advances in automated water samplers
Series title Applied Geochemistry
DOI 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.04.004
Volume 59
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher International Association of Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
Publisher location New York, NY
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 118
Last page 124
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N