tph testing Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Simplified Procedure for the Determination of TPH’s in Waters and Soils Using the HC-404 System

    The determination of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), greases, and lubricant residues are important environmental and industrial tests. Fuel and lube oils can be determined in water and soils to track spills and storage tank leaks, while many military and industrial situations require certain components (gas regulators, space shuttle components, weaponry parts, etc.) to have a maximum limit of ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Can I extend the range of the TPH in Soil kit by dilution?

    The pocket colorimeter kit by Hach offers an immunoassay method to measure TPH (Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons) in soil samples – a useful indicator of petrol pollution or contamination in soil. For areas of heavy contamination the range of the test can be extended by dilution during the soil extraction step. ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Biodegradation of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) in Jordanian petroleum sludge

    Bioremediation, or the use of micro-organisms to decontaminate soil or groundwater, is being increasingly seen as an effective, environment-friendly treatment for oil-contaminated sites. In this study, the results are presented concerning a laboratory screening of several natural bacterial consortia and laboratory tests to establish the performance in degradation of hydrocarbons contained in oily ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rapid Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in Soil and Water by Infrared Spectroscopy

    In 1988 the US EPA estimated that there were 3 to 5 million underground chemical storage tanks (UST’s) in the United States, of which up to 1% would develop leaks every year. In response to growing concerns about the quality and future availability of safe drinking water, federal and state programs have begun to systematically replace virtually all UST’s installed before 1986 either with above ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Interpretation of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) results with RaPID assay kits

    SUMMARY The SDI RaPID Assays for petroleum hydrocarbon fuels (Total BTEX, PAHs) have been shown to provide excellent correlation with GC based (8015M) and IR based (418.1) methodologies for testing Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH). Linear relationships between immunoassay and TPH results with both gasoline and diesel fuels are demonstrated. Fuel reactivities with immunoassay are shown to ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Temporal changes in the sensitivity of coastal Antarctic zooplankton communities to diesel fuel: A comparison between single‐ and multi‐species toxicity tests

    Despite increasing human activity and risk of fuel spills in Antarctica, little is known about the impact of fuel on Antarctic marine fauna. The authors performed both single‐ and multi‐species (whole community) acute toxicity tests to assess the sensitivity of an Antarctic coastal zooplankton community to the water‐accommodated fraction of Special Antarctic Blend diesel. Single‐species tests ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Infrared Analysis Reduces Regulatory Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Testing Costs and Provides Fast Results

    Wastewater professionals who are enforcing industrial effluent standards for fats, oil and grease (FOG) either must perform numerous gravimetric tests or spend a considerable amount of money with a contracted testing laboratory.  Infrared analysis. using portable instruments such as the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analylzers -provides an alternative which will significantly reduce costs and ...


    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

  • Case study: EPA region 9

    ISTR Overview Neighborhood: Industrial Heating Tubes: 14 Target Temp: 325 ˚C Heating Period: 130 Days Target: 0.9 mg/kg for Benzene Contaminant: TPH-d TPH-mo Benzene Naphthalene BaP Geology: ...

  • Case Study: Highland Elementary School

    Prior to constructing new classroom buildings on newly acquired property adjacent to Highland Elementary School, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) requires that soil testing be conducted as part of a 'Preliminary Endangerment Assessment' (PEA). Ellis is administering testing of soils near existing buildings (lead), and beneath the location of a former hydraulic elevator ...

  • 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

  • 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

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