ethylbenzene analysis Articles

  • Characterisation of ambient benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and m-, p- and o-xylene in an urban traffic area in Bangkok, Thailand

    Ambient Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) were examined in a heavy traffic urban area in Bangkok, Thailand, on focusing monoaromatic compounds of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, m-, p- and o-xylene (BTEX). Passive samplers were used to measure ambient BTEX concentrations in the environment close to very congested roads. Prior to the measurement, the validity of passive sampler performance was ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Capillary GC Columns for Analysis of BTEX Hydrocarbons

    A number of different stationary phases have been used for analyzing benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene hydrocarbons (the BTEX) compounds). Capillary columns based on a nonpolar shape-selective phase, a chiral stationary phase, and a polyalkylene glycol phase, and support coated open tubular columns (SCOT), exhibit differing abilities to resolve these compounds. A Bentone ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • Environmental Analysis of BTEX Compounds in Soil, Water and Sludge by GC / PID

    Because of the widespread use and history of indiscriminate disposal practices of gasoline and fuel oils, their analysis in environmental samples is in high demand. Gasoline and diesel are both complex mixtures containing up to 400 individual compounds. The BTEX group (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and the Xylenes) are naturally occurring constituents of gasoline and diesel (although also ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Database analysis of US state regulatory guidance for organic surface soil contamination

    This manuscript describes a database of US state regulatory guidance values assembled to examine the guidance applied to the most commonly regulated surface soil contaminants. Guidance values were identified for 994 different contaminants, but there is considerable variability in the number of contaminants regulated by each state and in the values applied to contaminants. Guidance values for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FTIR gas analysis improves container safety

    Introduction Entry to freight containers represents a significant hazard to staff responsible for inspection, stuffing or destuffing because of the large number of airborne chemicals that can be present. Research in Germany and the Netherlands found hazardous levels of gases and vapours in around 20% of all containers and this level of contamination is now accepted as commonplace. It ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Microbial community analysis in the autotrophic denitrification process using spent sulfidic caustic by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of PCR-amplified genes

    Spent sulfidic caustic (SSC) produced from petrochemical plants contains a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide and alkalinity, and some almost non-biodegradable organic compounds such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX). SSC is mainly incinerated with auxiliary fuel, leading to secondary pollution problems. The reuse of this waste is becoming increasingly important from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The environmental aspects of the evaporation of BTEX from gasoline with and without ethanol

    In this work the vapours from two columns simulating gasoline–contaminated soils (with and without ethanol) were monitored. Standards mixtures of BTEX, containing different ethanol contents were also analysed. The instrumental analysis was performed by Gas Chromatography with a Flame Ionisation Detector. Among BTEX, except benzene, in both columns the evaporation rate increases with time. In the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremdiation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater.

    ABSTRACT A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Spolchemie site remediation and NanoRem field site application

    Site Remediation The Spolchemie site was chosen as one of the NanoRem case study sites, to test two types of nanoparticles (NPs) (zerovalent iron - nZVI and iron oxide NPs) for in situ remediation of BTEX (Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes) contamination. Nanoremediation was seen as an opportunity to enhance the in situ biodegradation of the BTEX contaminants and to reduce the ...


    By NANO IRON s.r.o.

  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremediation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater

    A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway was ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Air Monitoring for the Gulf Oil Spill

    Ambient air monitoring is a priority in the ongoing efforts to contain and manage the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The following provides information about the kinds of airborne contaminants that are currently being monitored in the Gulf, how they are collected and how they are analyzed. For a given project, a suitable sampling plan – developed by ...


  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • Bioventing systems at Alaska air force base achieve cleanup closures

    The U.S. Air Force and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) collaborated in installing and operating seven full-scale bioventing systems over the last 10 years to address hydrocarbon and VOC contamination at the King Salmon Airport (KSA) in Alaska. Five of the systems achieved cleanup closure within five years of operation, and another is currently under closure review. The ...

  • Biodegradation of MTBE Utilizing A Magnesium Peroxide Compound: A Case Study.

    ABSTRACT: A patented magnesium peroxide compound was recently employed at an underground storage tank facility to increase the available oxygen in the groundwater for the biodegradation of fuel hydrocarbons. The objective of this remedial effort was to substantially reduce the dissolved-phase concentrations of BTEX and MTBE and to arrest further migration of the dissolved fuel hydrocarbon plume. ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Assessing the transport and fate of MTBE

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    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Waterloo Emitters used for Bioremediation Study in High Temperature Saline Groundwater

    A study was undertaken to determine the success for aerobic bioremediation of aromatic hydrocarbons (BTEX) and MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) in high temperature, saline groundwater conditions. The study included laboratory microcosm experiments, as well as a field trial in Saudi Arabia, in which Solinst Waterloo ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

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