oil-in-water test Articles

  • Oil in frac water testing

    The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well. Whether the water is going to be taken off site for disposal or reused for re-injection, the flowback or produced water needs pretreatment to remove any residual oil from the wa-ter. Waiting for remote laboratory results can take several days to a week. The InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Testing the Waters

    Last summer’s wave of tropical storms left the East Coast scrambling to ensure drinking water quality. Water Quality Products editorial intern Raissa Rocha spoke with Marc Hamel of testing equipment manufacturer Horizon Technology Inc. to discuss the impact weather events may have on water quality. Raissa Rocha: What is your experience with ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • Factors Affecting Oil in Water Testing Methods

    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 Treatment Works) discharge permit, it is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Solvent choices for infrared testing of oil and grease in water

    Water is a very strong absorber in the mi d infrared (I R) regio n where o il is measured. We see the effect of infrared absorbance when a cold bucket of water left in the sun is quite warm by afternoon due to the absorption of infrared energy as heat. When measuring part per million (ppm) oil levels with mid IR, the water absorbs so much of the infrared energy that the signal becomes saturated ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Water Separation

    An industrial facility imports oily wastes and separated them using a thermal process. The process raises the oil water temperature to 180 degrees F and uses insulated tanks to obtain an oil/water split. The facility had a 3-day workweek processing 100-200K gallons/day and then maintenance of the equipment the rest of the workweek and often weekend(s). The majority of the work was keeping the ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Techniques for Oil in Water Analysis

    The people responsible for conducting oil in water measurements understand that the measurement can be quite challenging. Wastewater from different sources can contain many different types of hydrocarbons, each with different chemical make-ups. On top of the lack of chemical uniformity in different oils, there has been a ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Guide To Coolant In Oil Test Methods

    Liquid cooled engines and rotating equipment use glycol based coolants because of their excellent heat transfer abilities. However, glycol based coolants are not desirable at all in lubrication oil itself – Coolant ingression to the lubricant is a particularly nasty contaminant for the variety of damage it can cause. Glycol coolants break down in the high temperature engine environment, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Test & treat - treating hydrostatic test water

    A pipeline company in Iowa conducted a hydrostatic test of its pipeline, producing 39,000 barrels of fluid for treatment. The hydrostatic test water was to be discharged in accordance with a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The permit required that discharge of the treated test water could not exceed a period of 14 days from the date the test was conducted. Fluid ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Water testing 101: TDS

    According to Wikipedia, total dissolved solids (TDS) is defined as “the combined content of all inorganic and organic substances contained in a liquid that are present in a molecular, ionized or microgranular suspended form.” The article goes on to state that “total dissolved solids are differentiated from total suspended solids (TSS) in that the latter cannot pass through a ...


    By HM Digital, Inc.

  • Case study - Crude oil in water

    Produced Water Treatment Site: A pilot study was performed to test water samples contaminated with produced water from several oil well production sites in Wyoming for a company that provides mobile water treatment systems that enable oil and gas companies to recycle and reuse flow back water more efficiently. The samples were tested for their gasoline range and extended diesel/oil range ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Transformer oil FTIR testing | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The United Kingdom is powered by a huge grid of pylons, conducting electricy across hundreds of miles. Thanks to this network of transmitters, we can switch on the lights, boil a kettle and visit the Specac website to read this article. Like any piece of equipment, pylons require maintenance. As high voltage electricy (up to 750,000 volts) surges through the pylons, transformers ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Produced Water Colorado Oil Patch

    Demonstrating the treatability of Integrated Engineers flocculating agents in the treatment of Colorado Oil Patch Produced waste water.   Oily Wastewater Treatment Jar Test Colorado Oil Patch This sample is representative of the produced water from the Colorado oil patch region. ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment

    Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their biological system due to high loadings of oils after pretreatment API separators and ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Understanding Oil-in-Water Instrument Specifications

    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 the bid packages issued when selecting a ...

  • Quantifying the concentration of crude oil microdroplets in oil–water preparations

    Dissolved constituents of crude oil, particularly polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), can contribute substantially to the toxicity of aquatic organisms. Measured aqueous concentrations of high–molecular weight PAHs (e.g., chrysenes, benzo[a]pyrene) as well as long‐chain aliphatic hydrocarbons can exceed the theoretical solubility of these sparingly soluble compounds. This is attributed to ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Oil Skimmer makes oil/water separator more efficient

    Industrial facilities depend on oil/water separators to separate oil from its waste water. While oil/water separators are a helpful component to a plant's wastewater system, oil/water separators traditionally do not provide an efficient method of removing oil once it has been separated from the waste stream. Traditionally, the separator industry has either used overflow skimmer pipes or weirs, or ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Testing for Nitrates in Water, what are the Options?

    Nitrate is a naturally occurring substance in the environment and is commonly found in most water sources, it is usually only a cause for concern in areas where water supplies can be affected by farm runs offs and agriculture, its use as a fertiliser can cause increased levels in water supplies The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Apartment Water Test - Case Study

    We had successfully mitigated this exact situation at another property (Family Tree Apartments] which also had extensive pin hole leaks and water heater failures. Based upon this prior exceptional success, it was clear that the H20 Solutions USA, LLC team was again needed to engineer a solution. H20 Solutions USA, LLC is analysis revealed that the water supply in Greenfield, CAis very hard at 18 ...


    By HydroFLOW USA

  • New field test for Iron in Water

    Iron is a ubiquitous element that is often found in well water, to which itcan give an unpleasant taste. It is important to understand the basic chemistry of iron, how it gets in water, and above all how to test for it accurately and easily. ...

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