How Our ClearShot™ Extraction Oil in Water Method Works

The OSS ClearShot Extraction Oil in Water Method is Ideally Suited for Low Oil Concentration Applications

The OSS ClearShot method provides operators and users with the necessary tools to measure low oil concentrations without the hurdles present when using prior methods. It is ideally suited for low oil concentration systems, such as wastewater, process water, residual oil systems, drinking water and other process control applications. Product performance requirements and consumer demand are leading to oil measurements in the 0.2 ppm range and below. With the OSS method, 13 mm ClearShot Extractors are utilized to capture and retain even the lowest oil concentrations so that they can be accurately measured.

Challenges of Traditional Methods:

Measuring low oil concentration in water has historically been very difficult. Methods require significant investment in expensive equipment that are coupled with tedious and complex processes for determining concentrations. Traditional methods require too much solvent, do not have the accuracy and are too time consuming and costly. The result being that measuring low oil concentrations was left to costly external labs with delayed results or to very expensive equipment requiring highly skilled operators.

Advantages of the OSS Clearshot Method for Low Oil Concentrations

  • Measures Low Concentrations
  • Solvent Free Method
  • Fast, Precise & Reliable
  • Economical Cost Savings
  • No Hazardous Waste
  • Safe & Simple Procedure
  • Oil Identification

Low Concentration Case Study: Demonstrating OSS ClearShot Method Detection Limit (MDL) of 0.1ppm

FTIR Spectra

The spectra shows the results of the testing and the level of accuracy, even at this low oil level. Oil and grease is measured at the 2920 wavenumber of the spectra.  The method ensures that only oil is measured.

Concentration Data

The table reflects the results from 7 measurements made using 30 ml sample size. The data shows the high level of accuracy and precision of the test method, even at this low oil concentration.

OSS Resources for Measuring Low Oil Concentrations

Low Concentration Information Sheet

Low Concentration Overview Video

Oil Identification

Identify the Source

OSS Clearshot technology, in combination with FTIR capabilities, can be used to create individual oil product “fingerprint” catalogues. These individual unique characteristics of different oils are used to automatically identify which oils are present in the sample being analyzed, with no additional steps required.

Prevent Quality Issues

OSS will work with your team to identify the oil products in samples being analyzed. In production facilities, you can quickly identify the source of an oil problem and take immediate action. Knowing the source can prevent poor process performance, substandard product quality, and costly fines.