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  • Mercury Analysis

    Characteristics of Mercury What is Mercury? Mercury is a naturally occurring silver-colored metallic element noted for its occurrence as a liquid at room temperature and toxic to living organisms. This silvery, opaque liquid metal is very dense, yet has a high surface tension that causes it to form tiny perfect spheres in the pores of the rocks it is found in. It is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • On-Site TPH in Soil Measurements

    On-site analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration levels in soil are easily handled using the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers manufactured by Wilks Enterprise, Inc.  The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers are portable infrared (IR) analyzers that quickly determine TPH levels in less than 10-15 minutes, including the extraction.  Concentrations as low as 10 ppm to well over 10,000 - ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Detection of 2,4-D in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTES: 2,4-D RANGE OF DETECTION: 150 ppb to 7.5 ppm MATERIALS: 2,4-D RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or deionized water, glacial acetic acid. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or high density polyethylene, 50 or 60 mL) ...


  • Detection of carbaryl in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Carbaryl RANGE OF DETECTION: 40 to 500 ppb MATERIALS: SDI Carbaryl RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent. SDI RaPID PrepÔ Soil Collection Kit (optional). SDI RaPID PrepÔ Extraction Kit: Type II (extraction solution, optional) Reagents: Methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or ...


  • Detection of captan in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Captan RANGE OF DETECTION: 8 to 300 ppm MATERIALS: Captan RaPID Assay, Kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: acetone (pesticide grade) Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or high density polyethylene, 50 or 60 mL) with plastic lined screw caps, filtration apparatus (funnel and ...


  • Detection of carbendazim in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Carbendazim, a metabolite of benomyl RANGE OF DETECTION: 37.5 to 750 ppb MATERIALS: Benomyl/Carbendazim RaPID Assay kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), sodium hydroxide (ACS grade), distilled or deionized water. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles ...


  • Detection of pentachlorophenol in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTES: Pentachlorophenol (PCP) RANGE OF DETECTION: 100 ppb to 10 ppm MATERIALS: Pentachlorophenol RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (reagent grade), sodium hydroxide (ACS grade), distilled or deionized water. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or ...


  • Detection of carbofuran in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTE: Carbofuran RANGE OF DETECTION: 10 to 500 ppb MATERIALS: Carbofuran RaPID AssayÒ kit and Sample Diluent. Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or deionized water. Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or high density polyethylene, 50 or 60 mL) with ...


  • Bioremediating Explosives Contaminated Soil

    From the beginning of World War II until the 1970s, the site that is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana (NSWC-Crane) was the home of a major bomb manufacturing operation. Explosive compounds such as TNT, Royal Demolition Explosives (RDX) and Her Majesty’s Explosive (HMX) were handled loose and drifted through air vents. Often, the material settled on the roofs of buildings, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Comparing Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) To Laboratory Analysis Of Heavy Metals In Soil

    ABSTRACT Field portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) continues to gain acceptance as a complement to traditional laboratory testing of metal contaminated soil. The quality of data produced by field XRF varies with site conditions, soil composition, and sample preparation. Quality assurance protocols for the field method usually require that a number of field samples be split and sent to a ...

  • Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater

    Client: Power Generation Industry Location: Dagenham, London, England Services: Contaminated land site investigation, risk assessment and remediation services, due diligence    Summary: Our client was able to identify contamination arising from a tenant's activities, and obtain funds for remediation prior to ...

  • Analysis of TNT and RDX in groundwater

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: TNT and RDX LIMIT OF DETECTION: TNT 1 ppb (mg/L), RDX: 5 ppb (mg/L) BACKGROUND: This application describes a field screening method for determining TNT and RDX concentrations in water. The method uses solid phase extraction to remove and preconcentrate the analytes from water. In the method, a 2 ...


  • Soil Column Drainage Modelling Using a Geotechnical Centrifuge

    Equipment has been developed to facilitate supplying a soil column with water or draining a soil column under conditions of constant head while the soil column is under centrifugal forces in a geotechnical centrifuge. Accurate monitoring of the water mass transfer is also facilitated by the equipment. At the completion of a modelling sequence, the soil column may be partitioned for moisture ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Detection of atrazine, alachlor, cyanazine and metolachlor in soil

    MATRIX: Soil ANALYTES: Atrazine, Alachlor, Cyanazine, and Metolachlor RANGE OF DETECTION: Atrazine: 15-750 ppb Alachlor: 15-750 ppb Cyanazine: 15-450 ppb Metolachlor: 15-750 ppb MATERIALS: RaPID Assay Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: methanol (pesticide grade), distilled or deionized water. ...


  • Bioremedation and TPH analysis at Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia

    MINING SITE: Equinox Minerals operates the biggest copper mine in Africa located at Lumwana in Northwest province Zambia.  Open pit mining methods are used to access the ore which is hauled to the process plant where it is crushed and processed into final concentrate. The mine operates a large fleet of equipment, including 27 EH4500 dump trucks, 5 shovels, 4 excavators ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Analysis of PCB in water using the envirogard test system

    MATRIX: Water ANALYTE: PCB LIMIT OF DETECTION: Aroclor 1248: 1 ppm Aroclor 1260: 2 ppm Aroclor 1242: 2 ppm Aroclor 1254: 1.1 ppm BACKGROUND: This application describes a field screening method for determining PCB concentrations in water. A chemical reaction is induced that causes a color change ...


  • Determining Bentonite Content in Soil-Bentonite Mixtures Using Electrical Conductivity

    A procedure based on electrical conductivity is described for measuring bentonite content in soil-bentonite mixtures having a wide range of bentonite contents. Standard equipment used for sedimentation analysis and an electrical conductivity meter are required. The procedure employs calibration curves relating electrical conductivity and bentonite concentration for soil-bentonite-water slurries. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Sampling and On-Site Analytical Methods for Volatiles in Soil and Groundwater - Field Guidance Manual

    Abstract: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are among the most frequently identified contaminants in soil and groundwater samples obtained during the investigation of suspected hazardous waste sites. Because some VOCs and their degradation products are potentially mutagenic, carcinogenic, or teratogenic, their concentrations in these two matrices are key factors in the risk assessment process. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

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

    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 such as metal processors, meat packers, cosmetic ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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