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

S. Wanogho, G. Gettinby, B. Caddy, J. Robertson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-835
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1989


  • forensic science
  • soils
  • sieves
  • lasers
  • microscopy
  • soil sieves
  • laser diffraction
  • Coulter counter
  • microscopical image analysis
  • particle size distribution

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