In a wide range of applications, oils are used as part of the process to achieve the desired end product functionality. Once that process has been completed, all oil must then be removed with the use of solvents. However, accurately measuring oil contamination of this nature in various applications has proven to be quite a challenge.
Orono Spectral Solutions (OSS) has developed an innovative method that can quickly, accurately, and safely measure both volatile and non-volatile components of oil in water systems. Based on the ASTM D7575 method, the process involves capturing the oil in water using only one patented ClearShotTM extractor to measure both components, without the need for complex testing methods or equipment.
Organizations that use traditional Oil in Water test methods understand that there are significant flammability issues, human health concerns and environmental impacts associated with solvents. Whether it is the use of N-Hexane, cyclohexane or any other solvent, exposure to these materials can result in increased health and safety issues.
Orono Spectral Solutions (OSS) is introducing a breakthrough method to measure Oil and Grease in Soil. Our ClearSoil Extraction Technology represents a rapid advancement in measuring Oil and Grease in Soil accurately, precisely, quickly and cost-effectively, while measuring concentrations from 500 to 150,000 ppm. This method is ideally suited for the remediation of leaking tanks, pipelines and retention ponds and can be performed in the field or laboratory.
Why Identifying Specific Oils in the Sample is a Significant Benefit of the OSS Oil in Water Test Method
One significant advantage over traditional methods is that the OSS Clearshot Technology, in combination with FTIR capabilities, can be used to create individual oil product “fingerprint” catalogues as part of the OSS Oil in Water test method. These unique characteristics of different oils are used to automatically identify which oils are present in the sample being analyzed, with no additional processing steps required.
On April 14, 2022, the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) nuclear power plant in Pickering, Ontario obtained approval from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to utilize the OSS Oil in Water Test Method. This approval provides all OPG sites the ability to eliminate the need for solvents to measure oil in their effluent water.