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  • Measuring oil/grease levels in water to help oil/gas industry comply with permit discharge regulations

    Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil and gas industry. To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total oil/grease ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • New Video features Portable Infrared Analyzers for On-Site Measurement of Oil in Water/Soil

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce a new video featuring the measurement of oil and grease in water/soil with easy-to-use portable infrared analyzers.  This 3-minute video demonstrates how on-site measurements with the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers can save time and money, as they allow oil and grease levels in wastewater to be determined in under 15 minutes.  These measurements help ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site Oil in Water Measurements Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

    Determining total oil in water levels for compliance with governmental regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil and gas industry.   To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total oil/grease ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring oil and grease levels in wastewater

    Industrial and food processing plants that have high levels of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in their effluent are faced with stricter wastewater regulations to avoid accumulations of FOG that cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSO).  InfraCal Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to help both regulators and industry reduce excessive oil/grease discharges and comply with permit ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • IR analysis helps industries comply with regulations for wastewater

    For over 30 years, the Clean Water Act has been governing water pollution. Initially the focus was on traditional “point source” polluters such as municipal sewage treatment plants and industrial facilities. The focus is now on the “non-point sources” such as Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) which are a major contributor to non-point source pollution. This is due to the increase in the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Biofuels Producers – Ethanol and Biodiesel – Must Comply with Clean Water Act and Monitor Oil/Grease Discharge Levels

    E. Norwalk, CT, June 24, 2010 – Ethanol and Biodiesel producers have been attracting the attention of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other government regulatory agencies, and coming under closer scrutiny to ensure their wastewater discharges comply with the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Both Ethanol and Biodiesel plants have been fined for wastewater discharges ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site Measurement of Oil/Grease in Wastewater Helps Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

    Determining total oil/grease levels in wastewater for compliance with governmental regulatory discharge permits is a worldwide problem facing numerous industries including chemical, oil and gas, biofuels, and other industrial manufacturing plants.  To ensure compliance with discharge regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • New Videos Demonstrate the Ease of using Portable Infrared Analyzers for On-Site Oil in Water Measurements

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce several new videos that demonstrate the ease of using portable infrared analyzers for measuring the level of total oil and grease in water.  These short videos show how on-site measurements with the InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers take just a few simple steps to obtain accurate part per million (ppm) results in under 15 minutes. They are readily used ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements

    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.  On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal Analyzers are compact (typically 6 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA EPA Revokes TSCA Section 4 Testing Requirements For Certain High Production Volume Chemical Substances: On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revoked certain testing requirements for six chemical substances and all testing requirements for four chemical substances. 77 Fed. Reg. 15609. EPA is reportedly basing its ...


    By Acta Group

  • Portable Infrared Analyzers Help Ensure Compliance with Oil in Water Effluent Discharge Levels

    Oil in wastewater discharges are highly regulated and each region of the world has their specific regulations.  For the off-shore oil industry regulating bodies such as the NPDES(National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) in the US have strict ppm limits that are coupled with costly fines for non-compliance.  On-shore industrial wastewater producers also have limits imposed either ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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