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Main Title Innovative technology verification report : Field measurement technologies for total petroleum hydrocarbons in soil, Dexsil® Corporation PetroFLAG System /
Author Billets, S. ; Topudurti, K. ; Monschein, E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Billets, Stephen.
CORP Author Tetra Tech EM Inc.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Sciences Division,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA 600-R-01-092; NERL-LV-ESD-01-147; PB2002101513
Stock Number PB2002-101513
OCLC Number 48497580
Subjects Soils--Sampling ; Gas chromatography
Additional Subjects Soils ; Innovative technology ; Environmental protection ; Cost effectiveness ; Measurements ; Analytical test kits ; Performance verification ; Information dissemination ; Field measurements ; Petroleum hydrocarbons
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-01-092 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB2002-101513 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 108 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The PetroFLAGTm System developed by Dexsilo Corporation (Dexsil) was demonstrated under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program in June 2000 at the Navy Base Ventura County site in Port Hueneme, California. The purpose of the demonstration was to collect reliable performance and cost data for the PetroFLAGTm System and six other field measurement devices for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in soil. In addition to assessing ease of device operation, the key objectives of the demonstration included determining the (1) method detection limit, (2) accuracy and precision, (3) effect of interferents and soil moisture content on TPH measurement, (4) sample throughput, and (5) TPH measurement costs for each device. The demonstration involved analysis of both performance evaluation (PE) samples and environmental samples collected in four areas contaminated with gasoline, diesel, or other petroleum products. The performance and cost results for a given field measurement device were compared to those for an off-site laboratory reference method. 'Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste' (SW-846) Method 8015B (modified). During the demonstration, Dexsil required 50 hours, 40 minutes, for TPH measurement of 181 samples and 10 extract duplicates. The TPH measurement costs for these samples were estimated to be $6,390 for the PetroFLAGTM System compared to 38,560 for the reference method. The method detection limits were determined to 20 and 6.32 milligrams per kilogram for the PetroFLAGTm Systems and reference method, respectively. During the demonstration, the PetroFLAGTm System exhibited good precision and ease of use.
Dr. Stephen Billets, project officer. "SITE on cover page." Includes bibliography." "EPA 600-R-01-092." "September 2001." Cover title. "Document was prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program under Contract No. 68-C5-0037."