Preparing sediment for particle size analysis

View of hands in rubber gloves scooping a small amount of mud from a plastic bag and about to place it in a beaker in a lab.

Detailed Description

We add about 20 grams of sediment from a sample to distilled water for particle size analysis. Then we add strong hydrogen peroxide to break down organic matter that makes clay particles stick together. Digestion takes place overnight.


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Location Taken: Santa Cruz, CA, US