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Incremental Sampling
Hosted by U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation

Incremental Sampling is a two-day course that provides an overview of incremental sampling concepts to address soil heterogeneity and obtain soil samples that are representative of the site. The course also includes an introduction to using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) in conjunction with incremental sampling to support real-time decision making for characterization and cleanup. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand how soil heterogeneity affects data variability and how incremental sampling controls heterogeneity.
  • Calculate common statistical parameters used to support quality control and analysis of incremental sampling.
  • Build the introductory skills needed to plan, design, collect, and analyze incremental soil samples with robust data quality considerations.
  • Understand the theory and operation of XRF and how it is used in the field to collect high-quality metal concentration data.
  • Receive hands-on training for designing an incremental sampling approach, collecting incremental samples, calculating statistical parameters, and taking XRF measurements on prepared soil samples.

The training course uses a combination of lectures and interactive scenarios for participants to practice and discuss sampling design based on a site’s conceptual site model, present case studies and lessons learned for a variety of applications and contaminant scenarios and provide an opportunity for hands-on demonstration of incremental sampling and subsampling tools and approaches. 

Important Notice: Due to the content presented during a CEC course and the restrictions in place for non-citizens to enter federal buildings, international attendees are not permitted to attend CEC courses.

For general information contact Elizabeth Kline (ICF) by telephone at 914-261-5535 or via e-mail at

 Upcoming Events

  • Dallas, TX
    September 12, 2024 - September 13, 2024

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Bullet  Denver, CO
  December 7, 2023 - December 8, 2023
Bullet  Chicago, IL
  March 2, 2023 - March 3, 2023
Bullet  Seattle, WA
  November 3, 2022 - November 4, 2022
Bullet  Athens, GA
  September 20, 2022 - September 21, 2022
Bullet  New York, NY
  July 28, 2022 - July 29, 2022
Bullet  Seattle, WA
Postponed - Event Details
  October 28, 2021 - October 29, 2021
Bullet  Seattle, WA
Postponed - Event Details
  October 29, 2020 - October 30, 2020
Bullet  New York, NY
Postponed - Event Details
  July 8, 2020 - July 9, 2020
Bullet  Boston, MA
  March 4, 2020 - March 5, 2020
Bullet  San Francisco, CA
  August 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019
Bullet  Dallas, TX
Cancelled - Event Details
  July 26, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Bullet  Philadelphia, PA
  May 3, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Bullet  Chicago, IL
  July 28, 2016 - July 28, 2016
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