tph field test Articles

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    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 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • 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

  • Use of SDI total btex/tph rapid assay kits for semi-quantitative screening consistent with sw-846 method 4030

    BACKGROUND The Methods Section of the EPA Office of Solid Waste (OSW) has stated a need for more rapid, less expensive field screening procedures that do not compromise the accuracy of contaminant evaluation. The OSW screening approach incorporates a single point threshold or multiple individual point discriminators giving results in semiquantitative ranges lying between these points. SDI ...


  • On-Site TPH in Soil Measurements in less than 15 Minutes with Portable IR Analyzers

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Portable Infrared Analyzers Provide On-Site Measurement of Oil and Grease Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Water

    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 water.  Waiting for remote laboratory results to determine the oil level can take several ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • Case study - GRO in soil at gasoline UST site

    These case studies show the performance using Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer testing gasoline range organic hydrocarbons.  This includes benzene, xylene, BTEX and other volatile petroleum compounds in the GRO or VPH C6 to C10 hydrocarbon range. When calibrated using Sitelab's GRO calibration kit (CAL-025), the UVF analyzer produces test results that correlate well to laboratory ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Sitelab gains laboratory certification with New Jersey DEP

    Located in New Jersey?  Use UVF instead of Gas Chromatography to save time and money on your next project! The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the first state regulatory agency in the country to approve and certify the use of field analytical methods as part of their "Triad Approach," without compromising data quality and reliability.  Using UVF for ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Portable IR Analyzers Provide Petroleum & Wastewater Industries with Accurate Oil Content Measurements

    Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on off-shore and on-shore drilling platforms for well over 45 years. U.S. EPA methods 418.1 and 413.2 were used extensively on a worldwide basis until the Montreal Protocol called for Freon (the solvent used in the analysis) to be phased out. Infrared analysis using tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • What the Wastewater Industry can learn from the Petroleum Industry when it comes to measuring oil in water

    I recently read a comment in the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson that different divisions within a company do just what the name implies—divide a business.  Integration across and communication between the departments was essential to smooth functioning product.  I think the same is true in the analytical analysis/measurement world—there seems to be a divide in ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Will the equipment match the regulatory method?

    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 regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the regulatory ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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

    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 particular regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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