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Will the equipment match the regulatory method?

by Spectro Scientific  (Aug. 1, 2012)

Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will con tinually get the question "Does your equipment match the regulatory method?" Zj While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated, it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the particular ...

Will your oil in water analysis method match the regulatory method?

by Spectro Scientific  (Jun. 20, 2012)

Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will continually get the question “Does your equipment match the regulatory method?” While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated -- it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the ...

Comparing Oil in Water Analysis Methods

by Spectro Scientific  (Jun. 19, 2012)

Wilks Enterprise has published a new White Paper that discusses various oil in water methods and their correlation with regulatory methods. While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated -- it can also be a challenging measurement.  It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the ...

Matching oil in water analyses with regulatory methods

by Spectro Scientific  (Mar. 1, 2013)

While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated, it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil conies in many forms and the measurement is defined by the particular regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the regulatory method, the "oil" is anything that is extracted into hexane and remains after the hcxanc has ...

Factors Affecting Oil in Water Testing Methods

by Spectro Scientific  (Feb. 4, 2013)

Various factors need to be considered when comparing methods to measure oil and grease in water.  Whether you are trying to meet effluent limits for an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, comply with oil and grease limits for the Clean Water Act (CWA), or an industry satisfying a POTW’s (Publically Owned ...

Maintaining regulatory method compliance while automating oil and grease analysis

by Horizon Technology, Inc.  (Nov. 10, 2013)

Regulatory compliance is at the heart of environmental analyses throughout the world. While some regulatory systems provide more flexibility in the methodology used for measuring contaminants, the goal is to gain reliable information that can be used for decision-making. Oil and grease measurement is a simple and important measurement of water ...

Case study - TPH-oil applications

by Sitelab Corporation  (Mar. 30, 2016)

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 ...

Understanding Oil-in-Water Instrument Specifications

by Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc.  (Jan. 18, 2011)

The measurement capabilities of oil-in-water analysis methods are described by several analytical figures-of-merit. Examples are: Range (Linear and Dynamic) Limit of Detection (LOD) Limit of Quantification (LOQ) Precision (Repeatability and Reproducibility) Sensitivity Accuracy Response Time Some or all of these are often specified by customers in ...

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in soil with crude or waste oil case study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

The following case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH). This analysis is most commonly used when soil, sediments or water is contaminated by waste oils, lubricating oils or crude oils. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is ...

Case study: Contract title - ADCO Drilling Operations

by RLC Technologies, Inc.  (Jan. 23, 2013)

Contract Location: Habshan, U.A.E. Contract Start Date: 10/2002 Contract Finish Date: 2005 Quantity Treated (m3): 30,000 tons Treatment Method: Thermal Desorption Rate of Treatment (m3/hr): 3.5 to 4.5 tons per hour (dependent upon feed) Working Hours per Day: 24 Working Days per Week: 5.5 Project Description: RLC Technologies contracted to ...

Performance Studies Testing GRO, DRO and TPH in Water Case Study

by Sitelab Corporation  (May 1, 2014)

Oil in Water Performance Studies Sitelab's UVF-3100 analyzer was evaluated by testing 'whole volume' NELAC certified water samples provided by Environmental Resource Associates (Arvada, CO).  ERA is a leading manufacturer of quality control and proficiency testing standards sold to environmental laboratories around the world.  The ...

Rapid on-site analysis of fats, oil and grease (FOG)

by Spectro Scientific  (Aug. 25, 2008)

It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries ...

Groundwater Remediation Case Study

by Integrated Engineers Inc.  (Jan. 29, 2009)

Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Groundwater Remediation This sample is representative of the ground water that contains diesel fuel from years past. The facility currently uses traditional ...

Emulsion breakingtechniques for oil in water solvent extractions

by Spectro Scientific  (Apr. 22, 2014)

Certain types of samples, such as those containing detergent, may form emulsions when doing an oil in water extraction into a solvent. The boundary between the solvent and the sample will have an emulsion layer that lias a cloudy or milky appearance as shown in tlris photo. According to U.S. EPA Method 1664, "if the emulsion is greater than ...

Comply with Permit Levels for Fats, Oil and Grease in Wastewater using Portable IR Analyzers

by Spectro Scientific  (Nov. 30, 2011)

Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge of fats, oil and grease in wastewater.  On-site testing with the portable mid-IR InfraCal Analyzer gives results in 10 minutes and eliminates the wait for off-site lab results.  It is simple enough for an operator with ...

Accurately Measure Hydrocarbon (Oil/Grease) Levels in Produced Water in Under 15 Minutes

by Spectro Scientific  (Mar. 27, 2012)

Determining total hydrocarbon or oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with regulatory permit requirements for discharging produced water is a worldwide problem facing the oil and gas industry.   Ensuring compliance with these regulations and avoiding fines for non-compliant discharges requires more frequent wastewater measurements to ...

Emulsion-Breaking Techniques for Accurate Oil in Water Measurements

by Spectro Scientific  (Sep. 28, 2010)

A White Paper discusses emulsion-breaking techniques for ensuring accurate oil in water measurements. Certain water samples, such as those containing detergent, may form an emulsion when oil in water extraction into a solvent is done. In order to ensure an accurate measurement, the emulsion must be broken. Six techniques are ...

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