(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Flume- and field-based evaluation of a time-integrated suspended sediment sampler for the analysis of sediment properties

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMITH T.B. (1) ; OWENS P.N. (1) ;
(1) Environmental Science Program & Quesnel River Research Centre, Univ. of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, CANADA


This study evaluates the sampler under both flume and field conditions for efficiency in the mass and grain size of the suspended sediment collected. The sampler was tested in a flume using both kaolinite and sediment samples (sieved to < 180 μm) collected from the Quesnel River, British Columbia, Canada. The sampler collected sediment with a representative grain size distribution. However, there were differences in the geochemical (arsenic and selenium) concentrations of channel bed sediment and sediment collected by the Phillips sampler which may be a function of differences in the behavior of geochemical elements associated with the two types of sediment. This work suggests that further research is needed to evaluate the role of the Phillips sampler in collecting sediment for contaminant and nutrient analysis


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no9 [pp. 1197-1207]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.3528

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