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ISO 11074:2005
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Soil quality -- Vocabulary

This standard has been reviewed* and then confirmed in 2009.

*ISO standards are reviewed every five years.

Abstract

ISO 11074:2005 defines terms used in the field of soil quality.

The terms are classified under the following main headings: 1) General terms and definitions (terms relating to soil, to soil materials, to land and sites); 2) Description of soil (soil characteristics, soil water, properties of soils and substances, processes in soil, contamination, background content); 3) Sampling (general terms and definitions, sample types/sampling type, sampling stages, execution of sampling, quality control samples, sample pre-treatment, terms and definitions related to geostatistics); 4) Terms and definitions relating to the assessment of soils (quality, assessment of soil and sites with respect to risk, hazard and exposure, soil protection); 5) Remediation (general terms and definitions, principal remediation types, engineering-based methods, process-based treatment methods). An alphabetical index is provided.

 

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