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  • Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Wastewater - Case Study

    Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Wastewater - Case Study

    The Situation A wastewater treatment company operated an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose was to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time providing a wastewater ...

  • Advanced Treatment of Produced Water for Crop Irrigation - Case Study

    Advanced Treatment of Produced Water for Crop Irrigation - Case Study

    The Situation California is currently facing one of the most severe droughts in recorded history. In order to mitigate the drought conditions, various water conservation measures have already been implemented, and others are being considered. One ...

  • Validation of Salt Water Disposal Well Treatment Plants with Handheld Oil in Water Sample Analyzer

    Validation of Salt Water Disposal Well Treatment Plants with Handheld Oil in Water Sample Analyzer

    Salt Water Disposal (SWD) well operators often dispose a substantial volume of oil inadvertently when injecting salt water, thereby losing the opportunity to sell the oil on the market and potentially reducing the ability to inject water in the ...

  • Monitoring hydrocarbons in Bilge water - Case study

    Monitoring hydrocarbons in Bilge water - Case study

    The Situation Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage, generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as ...

  • Monitoring once through cooling water - Case study

    Monitoring once through cooling water - Case study

    The Situation Power plants and paper mills use service water loops and mill water loops respectively for the cooling of lubricating, hydraulic, turbine and transformer oil.  These cooling systems feature large, recirculating volumes of water ...

  • Monitoring Oil in Cooling Water - Case Study

    Monitoring Oil in Cooling Water - Case Study

    The Situation A municipal power plant in the southern United States operates more than 10 stationary power plant engines capable of producing 52 megawatts of electric power. The plant is part of a larger statewide power grid system. Within the ...

  • Monitoring fuels in Stormwater - Case study

    Monitoring fuels in Stormwater - Case study

    The Situation A major pipeline company has large storage tank farms throughout the Western States. The pipeline company transports, stores, blends additives, and distributes gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel to retail service stations and airports. ...

  • Raw water intake monitoring - Case Study

    Raw water intake monitoring - Case Study

    The Situation Hydrocarbons in municipal water supplies, including fresh water and desalination systems, are commonly limited to less than 1 part per million. Surface water from rivers, lakes, or the sea with marine traffic, nearby pipelines, or ...

  • Successful Presentation of White Paper at the 24th Annual Produced Water Society Seminar

    Successful Presentation of White Paper at the 24th Annual Produced Water Society Seminar

    President Gary Bartman of Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments  successfully presented his white paper titled "Produced Water Monitoring: Performance Improvements" at the 24th Annual Produced Water Society Seminar 2014. The white paper, ...

  • Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)

    Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)

    "Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)", an application note, was presented by Michael Dejak and Michael Sheedy at the 23rd Annual Produced Water ...

  • Oil Monitoring in Trans-Border River Uh Between Ukraine and Slovakia

    Oil Monitoring in Trans-Border River Uh Between Ukraine and Slovakia

    The Problem: Long-term contamination of Uh river by waste motor oil, aircraft fuel, etc., being by-products of Russian army bases on Ukrainian part of the border.  Slocakia needed to protect its rivers from this pollution by early oil warning ...

  • Applications Report Presented at the Produced Water Society Seminar 2013

    Applications Report Presented at the Produced Water Society Seminar 2013

    “Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)”,  an application note, was presented by Michael Dejak and Michael Sheedy at the 23rd Annual ...

  • New oil spill response application note from China

    New oil spill response application note from China

    The Problem: Oil may spill out in the process of oil exploration & development, refining, storage and transportation and enter into open water environment like oceanic environment due to incident or incorrect operation. Oil spill damages include ...

  • Testing Tar & Asphalt for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

    Testing Tar & Asphalt for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

    New regulations by the European Union require laboratory testing for polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) when recycling or disposing old tar or asphalt from road planings. Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D and TD-500D analyzers have ...

  • Monitoring Phenol in Water - Case Study

    Monitoring Phenol in Water - Case Study

    The Situation A plant located in the eastern United States manufactures phenolic resin for applications in plastics molding. This plant uses well water for cooling its reaction process and then discharges the water into a local creek. A leak in ...

  • Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Bilge Water

    Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Bilge Water

    The Situation Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as ...

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Wastewater

    Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Wastewater

    A wastewater treatment company established and operates an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose is to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time provide a wastewater treatment ...

  • Understanding Oil-in-Water Instrument Specifications

    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 ...

    Dale F. Brost, PhD Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc.

  • Hydrocarbon in Water Monitors using Fluorescence

    Hydrocarbon in Water Monitors using Fluorescence

    Hydrocarbon in Water Monitors using Fluorescence are capable of detecting hydrocarbons as low as 5 Parts per Billion and as high as 10,000 Parts per Million depending on the application.  Because only the target hydrocarbons will fluoresce, ...

    Chip Westaby Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc

  • Solvent-free oil-in-water analysis

    Solvent-free oil-in-water analysis

    Non-ionic surfactants can homogenize oily, produced water samples, creating optically clear microemulsions that are ideal for fluorescence measurements [1]. The use of surfactants to reduce fouling and improve the performance of on-line, ...

    Dale F. Brost