Chapter 8. Groundwater Sampling and Analysis

  1. Bruce Misstear1,
  2. David Banks2 and
  3. Lewis Clark PhD Visiting Professor consultancy3

Published Online: 13 OCT 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470031344.ch8

Water Wells and Boreholes

Water Wells and Boreholes

How to Cite

Misstear, B., Banks, D. and Clark, L. (2006) Groundwater Sampling and Analysis, in Water Wells and Boreholes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470031344.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Holymoor Consultancy, Chesterfield, UK

  3. 3

    (Deceased) - formerly of Clark Consult Ltd, Henley on Thames, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 OCT 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470849897

Online ISBN: 9780470031346



  • groundwater sampling and analysis;
  • water quality parameters and sampling objectives;
  • field determinations;
  • production well water samples;
  • purging prior to water sampling;
  • water sampling in observation boreholes;
  • sample filtration, preservation and packaging;
  • quality control and record keeping


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Water quality parameters and sampling objectives

  • Field determinations

  • Collecting water samples from production wells

  • Collecting water samples from observation boreholes

  • Sample filtration, preservation and packaging

  • Packing and labelling samples

  • Quality control and record keeping

  • Sample analysis

  • Hydrochemical databases