Monitoring optimization is concerned with increasing efficiency, reducing cost, identifying uncertainty, and/or increasing reliability of long-term monitoring programs.
Data Quality Objectives
Guidance documents regarding Data Quality Objectives (DQO) from EPA, AFCEE, and DoD, and case studies based on those guidance documents.
Lists the references on Long-Term Monitoring (LTM) from EPA, AFCEE, and DoD, and case studies based on those guidance documents.
Well Placement and Sampling Frequency
Lists the documents and case studies on optimizing monitoring well locations, and spatial density and temporal frequency of sampling.
Optimized Field Sampling Procedures
Discusses the selection of optimized field sampling procedures, including sampling equipment, without reducing the quality or effectiveness of the LTM program.
Contaminants of Concern and Indicator Parameters
Discusses the determination of the proper Contaminants of Concern to be sampled, and the use of indicator parameters to reduce the number of parameters analyzed.
Data Management and Data Evaluation
Discusses the methods and processes that can be used to manage and evaluate the LTM data.