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Determination of particle-size distribution of soils in forensic-science using classical and modern instrumental methods

Wanogho, S. and Gettinby, G. and Caddy, B. and Robertson, J. (1989) Determination of particle-size distribution of soils in forensic-science using classical and modern instrumental methods. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 34 (4). pp. 823-835.

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Abstract

Wet sieving, laser diffraction, Coulter counting, and microscopical image analysis are compared as particle size distribution methods for the characterization of soil samples. The influence of the sample size on the distribution and the problem of choosing representative samples from small amounts of soil are highlighted.