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Colour measurements were conducted using two soil fractions. 5 mm and <2 μm, the latter corresponding to the sample extracted for analysis of the clay fraction using oriented aggregate mounts for X ray powder diffraction. 2 E. Santillana et al. Particle Size Distribution by Laser Granulometry Various methods have been used to determine particle size distribution, including direct observation (microscope), image analysis, dry and wet sieving and the hydrometer method, etc. However, the most reproducible of these is laser diffraction, especially in the case of fractions of sand, silt and clay, and the most frequently used fraction is <150 μm (Pye et al.
3 Methodology Each of the samples provided sufﬁcient soil to employ a variety of analytical techniques and perform a very thorough comparison, enabling us to determine the similarity or dissimilarity between the evidence and reference samples received in the laboratory. 4 Forensic Soil Analysis: Case Study of Looting at a Roman-Visigothic Burial Vault 49 The ﬁrst step was to identify exotic materials that could characterise the samples, using stereo-binocular light microscopy. The samples were then dried at room temperature and sample separation was performed for subsequent analysis using two complementary methods.
Colour, particle size, consistency and so on), as well as determination of the properties of the various minerals present in the soil (for example, particle shape and surface texture). ). It is necessary to employ a comprehensive range of techniques in order to obtain sufﬁcient data for effective characterisation of the samples to compare. Selection of the different analytical techniques to employ mainly depends on the availability of such techniques in the laboratory and their power of discrimination.
Creating a Sustainability Scorecard as a predictive tool for measuring the complex social, economic and environmental impacts of industries, a case study: Assessing the viability and sustainability of the dairy industry by L. Buys, K. Mengersen, S. Johnson, N. van Buuren, A. Chauvin