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  • Testing Tar & Asphalt for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

    New regulations by the European Union require laboratory testing for polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) when recycling or disposing old tar or asphalt from road planings. Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D and TD-500D analyzers have similar sensitivity to these types of compounds. The equipment is easy to operate and samples can be tested in the field in less than ...

  • Case study - Performance testing PAHs in asphalt in France

    ESITC – France: New regulations across Europe are requiring laboratory analysis for PAH content in asphalt. Researchers at ESITC’s lab are using the Sitelab TD-500D analyzer to monitor PAH levels in new, reclaimed and recycled asphalt. Maximum PAH limit for reuse is 50 ppm. In this study, three asphalt samples were ground down to different particle sizes and sent to four certified ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - EPH in soil evaluation study at tank farm site

    Ambient Engineering, Inc. (Concord, MA) used Sitelab to investigate and remediate a former tank farm along Boston Harbor contaminated by a large, subsurface plume of commingled diesel fuel and No. 6 fuel oil. Ambient’s Licensed Site Professional (LSP) had the opportunity – and budget – to evaluate Sitelab against three certified laboratories. Soil samples were collected from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - EDRO in soil at petroleum tank farm site

    Environmental engineers needed quick and accurate screening analysis on a tank farm contaminated with a subsurface plume of fuel oil. Sitelab's EDRO test was performed to delineate the vertical extent of contamination. A drill rig was used to collect samples from the surface down to twenty feet at different locations throughout the property. They needed to quantify the size of the NAPL plume in ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Experiences with Subsurface Flow Wetlands in Wisconsin: A Case Study

    ABSTRACTWhat started as a one time public education project in 1995 grew to building and operating several subsurface flow wetlands treating domestic wastewater in Wisconsin for: single residences, multiple (clustered) residences, and for commercial/ institutional concerns. This paper shares experiences gathered during five plus years of operating six wetland systems in central and southeastern ...

  • Technology verification of marine sanitation device

    Location: Queen of Saanich Ferry, B.C. Owner: British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. Description: The technical verification of the Hydroxyl Systems Inc. CLEANSEATM Model No. BCM-50 was conducted aboard the M/V Queen of Saanich car ferry in British Columbia, Canada for Lloyd,s Register, North America, Inc., using municipal wastewater generated ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • Case study - Texas crude oil in soil sites

    Sunset Well Service, Inc. is an environmental contractor located in the Midland/Odessa area of Texas. They use their UVF-3100D analyzer to help excavate and remediate soils contaminated by produced water and crude oil. Laboratories in Texas test TPH using the TX 1005 GC-FID Method. This method is similar to U.S. EPA Method 8015M, but reports the GRO, DRO and ORO fractions separately. Soils from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • THM Removal in a 750,000 gallon tank - Case study

    >60% reduction in TTHMs achieved. Topics: trihalomethane reduction, spray aeration System Overview: This municipality purchases water from a neighboring community. Disinfectant Type: Chlorine Tank / Reservoir Build Information: Name: East Tank Volume: 750,000 gallons ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Case study - EPH in soil with diesel and home heating oils

    Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer is a popular tool when excavating soils contaminated by fuel oils from underground storage tanks (USTs). These studies show the accuracy testing samples for Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons, EPH C11- C22 aromatic hydrocarbons. Samples are extracted in solvent using test kits and measured on the UVF analyzer’s EPH optics, calibrated to Sitelab’s PAH ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - Performance testing PAHs in soil

    These case studies highlight Sitelab’s accuracy from customers who have used the UVF-3100D for testing Target PAHs. This test correlates well to U.S. EPA Method 8270 or similar GC methods, which includes a list of 16 or more compounds. The analyzer is fitted with special optical filters sensitive to this same group of hydrocarbons. Examples of UVF-3100D testing Polycyclic Aromatic ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Barona Resort & Casino, California - Case Study

    In mid 2007, AdEdge was contacted by Pacific Advance Civil Engineering group (PACE) to assist a Native American Tribe in Southern California near San Diego to provide a packaged treatment system for uranium removal. The Barona Band of Indians owns and operates the water system serving the Barona Resort and Casino. Water from three existing wells combines together with an average uranium ...

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Best management practices (BMPS) for discharging water from a construction site

    Having problems on your job site with regulations related to pumping water from your site? Discharge water may carry harmful compounds that can, and have affected our water quality and the ecosystem, hence the environmental agencies concerns. When pumping from dewatering systems, storm water management ponds (SWMPs), excavations or trenches, or any form of surface runoff, BMPs are needed to ...


    By Aquatech Dewatering Company

  • Project profile - uranium treatment system village of Marshfield, VT

    Background Following a very successful pilot test, AdEdge Technologies Inc. (AdEdge) was selected in 2007 by the Village of Marshfield, VT and the site’s engineer, Forcier Aldrich & Associates (FA&A), to supply and install a full scale uranium treatment system using its AD92 regenerative Ion Exchange (IX) Technology. Given the high naturally occurring uranium of 76 ug/L ...

  • Help protect children from environmental risks

    October is Children’s Health Month. To heighten awareness about environmental issues impacting children, EPA is providing parents and caregivers simple tips they can use to help protect children in their homes, schools and communities.“As both EPA Administrator and a mother, I understand the importance of protecting our children from environmental threats,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Worker Exposure to Isocyanates (TDI, MDI, HDI) Found in Paints, Coatings, Resins and Insulations

    The health effects of exposure to isocyanates include asthma, skin rashes/dermatitis, irritation of mucous membranes (eyes, nose and throat) and chemical bronchitis. The most common commercial isocyanates are the diisocyanates—toluenediisocyanate (TDI), methylene bisphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI). These isocyanates are generally used to make rigid and durable ...

  • How does the Synthetic Refrigerant Additive (SRA) Affect Maintenance and Wear?

    This document describes how SRA affects the maintenance and wear of an air conditioning system into which it is installed. There are two synthetic catalysts in SRA: The major catalyst is one which removes the oil-fouling plaque. This plaque is extensively described by ASHRAE. The second is an advanced lubricity agent. The advanced lubricity agent is several ...


    By Power Knot LLC

  • Treatment of ship sludge oil using a plasma arc waste Destruction system (PAWDS)

    The Plasma Arc Waste Destruction system (PAWDS) uses a plasma torch to quickly gasify solid  waste on board ships. Developed under the support of the US Navy, this compact one deck system has been in commercial operation on board a cruise ship for more than three years. With the support of Carnival Cruise Lines and the National Research Council of Canada, the PAWDS was recently modified in ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • How You Count Really Counts (Part I)

    If you are attempting to ship your Bacillus powder products internationally to certain countries, your product may be sent for a third party plate count prior to approval. It is very important that you understand which plating method will be used to enumerate the product. If you don’t understand the method and the weaknesses of each method as it relates ...

  • Excavation, removal & reinstatement - Primary School, Fife

    Client: RPS Group (Planning and Development) Challenge: Excavate and remove hydrocarbon and chromium impacted material from a grass covered area within a school playground. Special attention and care was taken not to disturb underground services situated within the excavation area. Applied technology: Remove material for reuse where ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

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