portable gravimetric sampling Articles

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements Using Portable Infrared Analyzers

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years for a number of reasons. On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • New ASTM Test Method Offers Quick and Easy Oil and Grease Measurement for Water and Soil Samples

    Onsite Field Measurement of Oil and Grease A quick and easy field analysis method for determining oil and grease concentration levels is important for both offshore oil platforms and soil remediation sites.. Prior to the Montreal Protocol, infrared (IR) analysis using Freon as an extraction solvent was a widely used field and laboratory method. In 1999, the U.S. EPA promulgated Method 1664A ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • HydraProbe Field Portable Used to Validate the Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite Data in Manitoba

    The calibration and validation of remotely sensed soil moisture products relies upon an accurate source of ground truth data. The primary method of providing this ground truth is to conduct intensive field campaigns with manual surface soil moisture sampling measurements, which utilize gravimetric sampling, soil moisture probes, or both, to estimate the volumetric soil water content. Soil ...

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

    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 minimal training to do the analysis. Stricter ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Emulsion-Breaking Techniques for Accurate Oil in Water Measurements

    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 described that can be used for reducing an emulsion ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Emulsion breakingtechniques for oil in water solvent extractions

    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 one-third the volume of the solvent layer. Hie ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Japanese Organics Recycling Association Formed

    Another backyard composting adage states that compost should have the feel of a wrung-out sponge — damp but not dripping wet. Actually, a wrung-out sponge may be on the dry side for composting, but the analogy does provide a great image for understanding the reasons for balancing moisture. Like a compost pile (or windrow or material in a vessel), a sponge is a solid mass containing an enormous ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How & Why We Measure Suspended Solids

    In case you weren’t sure, Suspended Solids is simply a density measurement used to describe exactly how much waste sludge and particles are in the water, and is measured in milligrams per litre (mg/l), grams per litre (g/l) or percentage solid (%). 1000mg/l = 1g/l = 0.1%. It is used to calculate the amount of material, or load, in a wastewater or industrial system. Suspended Solids ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • 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

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