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Main Title Field validation of a penetrometer-based fiber-optic petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) sensor : project summary /
Author McGinnis, William C.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lieberman, Stephen H.,
Rosal, Charlita G.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/600-SR-97-055
OCLC Number 904045969
Subjects Oil pollution of soils--Remote sensing--Instruments--Evaluation.
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-SR-97-055 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/02/2018
Collation 5 pages ; 28 cm
"October 1997." "EPA/600-SR-97-055."
Contents Notes
Comprehensive comparisons of in situ measurements from a cone penetrometer-deployed laser induced fluorescence (LIF) petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) sensor with traditional field screening methods were performed. Operational procedures were developed to facilitate comparison between methods and across multiple sites. Using a field screening detect/non-detect criterion, agreement between sensor measurements corresponding to the sampled interval and the laboratory analytical measurements on those samples was better than 85 percent. Comparison between measurements from the two accepted analytical techniques, on splits of the same sample, was only slightly better. We conclude that the LIF-POL sensor, deployed from a cone penetrometer, provides significant advantages for subsurface field screening of POL-contaminated sites. The LIF technique offers the advantages of rapid, in situ, real-time measurements, coupled with increased data density, not possible with traditional screening methods.