The huge benefits to the end user are first, much higher sampling and measurement consistency between operators than with traditional solvent extraction methods. Using the proprietary oil solublizing surfactant means the operators do not have to make precision or consistent liquid measurements in the field. They simply fill the sample bottle to about 100ml without regard to accuracy. The oil is solublized without regard to specific volumes. Second, the use of the No-Solvent method reduces the operator exposure to chemicals and the problems of disposal. The Turner surfactant is easily flown anywhere in the world without hazard. Our stocking distributor in Slidell LA, Environmental Enterprises has contributed greatly to the success in the Gulf of Mexico and our international dealers deployed it successfully to over 30 countries in 2009. Their ready local inventory makes it an easy decision for customers to try. Safety, stewardship to the environment, and unprecedented repeatability are the signatures of this success.
Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. manufactures both continuous on-line oil in water monitors and analyzers along with the world famous TD-500D hand held oil in water monitor.