While a number of techniques exist for the remediation of contaminated soils, one of the largest problems is often the initial site assessment. It can be a difficult, expensive and time-consuming process to determine the exact extent of site contamination. The U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Army Environmental Center (AEC) initiated the development of the Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System (SCAPS) Research, Development, and Technology Demonstration Program to provide the Department of Defense (DoD) with a rapid and cost-effective means to characterize soil conditions at DoD sites undergoing installation restoration (cleanup).
Fact Sheet ID Number
contamination, penetrometer system, scaps, assessment
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System (SCAPS) : Assessing Site Cotamination" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 171.