oil-in-water measurement News

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • 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

  • Oil-in-water measurements on off-shore platforms, in refineries or wastewater treatment facilities

    The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers, manufactured by Wilks Enterprise, Inc. are specifically designed for easy, on-site measurement of total oil and grease (TOG), total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH), and fats, oil and grease (FOG) concentration levels in produced water on off-shore platforms or wastewater in refineries or treatment facilities. Typical analysis time is under 15 minutes, including ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • On-Site Sub-ppm Oil in Water Measurements in Less Than 15 Minutes

    The new InfraCal 2 Field Portable IR Analyzer can measure down to 0.1 ppm oil in water accurately, on-site and in less than 15 minutes. It is the newest addition to the Wilks line of rugged, easy-to-use oil in water/soil analyzers and provides added sensitivity and features for today’s most challenging environmental applications. InfraCal 2 is ideal for non-technical users and will provide ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Fast, easy on-site measurement of hydrocarbons in drilling mud and oil in water

    Portable infrared analyzers, such as the InfraCal Analyzers from Wilks, have been used worldwide for measuring off-shore oil in produced water for over 30 years.  They have the advantage over other analytical instruments in that the measurement can be performed by non-technical users and it is relatively unaffected by composition changes in the effluent. They also provide off-shore users ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Increased oil In water measurement capability with new InfraCal 2 Analyzer

    The new InfraCal 2 Analyzer, recently introduced by Wilks, for oil in water measurements offers additional features to the already established and widely-used line of InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    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

  • New White Paper features Solvents for Oil and Grease in Water Measurements

    A White Paper entitled, “Solvent Choices for Infrared Testing of Oil and Grease in Water” was recently published by Wilks Enterprise, Inc. Infrared (IR) analysis is widely used worldwide for determining the amount of oil and grease in water as it is a cost-effective measurement technique that can be easily done on-site or in a laboratory. Since water is a strong absorber in the mid-IR ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil in Water Detection

    LAR's Oil in Water (OIW) analyser QuickOIL is the online measurement system for the determination of oil, fat and grease in water. Since oils and fats consist of carbon compounds, TOC analysis is particularly suitable for their reliable detection. Hence, in contrast to other oil in water detectors, LAR's ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Reliable Detection of Oil in Water

    LAR's QuickOIL is an online analyser for the determination of oil in water (OIW). Since oils and fats consist of carbon compounds, TOC analysis (total organic carbon) is particularly suitable for their reliable detection. ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • 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

  • Measuring methane

    At the UK's first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React Environmental in July 2012 at Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, can handle some 1,000 ...


    By Geotech

  • Measuring fats, oils and greases in wastewater

    Portable mid-IR Analyzers from Wilks Enterprise provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to assist regulators, as well as industry, to reduce the build up of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in sewers. These analyzers are ideal for use by publicly operated treatment centers as it is important to locate and monitor sites that are suspected of dumping high levels of FOG in the sewer line. In addition, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring Antioxidant Inhibitor in Transformer Oils

    Monitoring the degradation of the antioxidant in transformer insulating oil can result in substantial savings by extending the service life of the oil and by slowing down the transformer aging process. 2,6 ditertiary-bytyl paracresol (DBPC) and 2,6-di-tert-Butyl Phenol (DBP) are common inhibitors that prevent oxidation of the electrical insulating oil in transformers. ASTM Method 2668 specifies ...


    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

  • Water index to measure risk

    The World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), has launched an initiative to measure water-related risks facing companies and their investors. The initiative will develop a Water Index as a standardised approach to identify and mitigate water-related corporate risk. The Index will offer one of the most expansive measures of ...

  • Measuring water from space

    Observations from satellites now allow scientists to monitor changes to water levels in the sea, in rivers and lakes, in ice sheets and even under the ground. As the climate changes, this information will be crucial for monitoring its effects and predicting future impacts in different regions. Sea level rise in one of the major consequences of global warming, but it is much more difficult to ...


    By European Science Foundation

  • Compliance with discharge permits for oil in water

    Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem for the oil and gas industry. To ensure compliance with regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total oil/grease (TOG) concentration. Wilks Enterprise, Inc. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Distribution deal for oil in water analyser

    Quantitech, the Milton Keynes based instrumentation specialist, has been reappointed by Spectro Scientific as exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for a portable infrared analyser, the InfraCal 2. Based on the original highly popular InfraCal, (formerly manufactured by Wilks Enterprise who were purchased by Spectro in 2013) the latest version offers a host of new features such as multiple ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Say Goodbye to Water Contamination in Oils

    Join us May 1-4 in Salt Lake City, UT at the American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting (AOCS) booth 800, and see what a difference our chemical free alternative to Karl Fischer titration can do for you. Its intuitive user interface means less training and increased accuracy between different users. Plus, cleaning and maintenance are a ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

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