Abstract

In this paper a technique to directly determine wet density of clay and silt size particles in suspension is demonstrated. The method involves use of a Coulter Counter for particle volume concentration determinations and gravimetric techniques for determination of particle mass concentration values, which may be combined mathematically with a computed value for sample dry density to calculate wet density. Measurements of the total particulate volume, suspended particulate matter, and mineral fractions are sufficient to apply the method.

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