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CALIBRATION
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PAH Calibration Kit

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

Fuel Oils, Waste Oils,

Creosotes,

Coal Tars, Coal Ash,

Contaminated Sediments,

Asphalts and Sealcoats,

Storm Water Runoff,

Exhaust & Stack Emissions,

● Benzo[a]Pyrene + Other

   Regulated PAH Compounds

 

 

 

Sitelab’s PAH calibration kit CAL-060 is used to measure “Target PAHs”.  This test matches well to U.S. EPA Method 8270 by GC/MS as the sum of the 16 to 18 regulated compounds.

 

   

 

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UVF-TRILOGY Performance

 

This performance study compares UVF-TRILOGY to the UVF-3100 and TD-500D analyzer.  Both instruments are fitted with similar optical filters and produce accurate results over a wide range of contaminants.  Samples only take a few minutes to extract in solvent and analyze.  Minimum detection limit is 0.05 ppm.   

 

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The UVF-TRILOGY was designed to replicate and replace Sitelab's UVF-3100 and TD-500D models.  The case studies listed below highlight the accuracy using these instruments for past projects.

   

 

 

Evaluation Study, Page 4

   

 

Accuracy Testing PAHs in Soil

Examples of data generated by customers testing PAHs on various sites around the country:

  • Manufactured Gas Plant, Coal Tar Site

  • Power Plant, Coal Ash Site

  • Petroleum Tank Farm, Fuel Oil Site

  • Wharf Site with Heating Oil and Gasoline

  See case study
 
 
Accuracy Testing PAHs in Asphalt

New regulations by the European Union require laboratory testing for polyaromatic hydrocarbons when recycling or disposing old tar and asphalt from road planings.  Sitelab's UVF-3100D and TD-500D analyzers are very sensitive to the same PAHs detected by the certified laboratory methods:

See Evaluation Study in France using TD-500D


How to Test Asphalt for BENZO[A]PYRENE

  See case study

 

PAHs in Parking Lot Sealcoats

This 5 page Performance Study compares two types of parking lot sealcoats tested for polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons.  GuardTop, LLC manufactures asphalt based sealcoats and provided samples of their product and a popular brand of a coal tar product from another manufacturer.  Samples were analyzed by two certified laboratories using two PAH methods and by Sitelab using it's portable UVF instruments.

  See 5-page Performance Study


 
PAH Analysis in River Sediments

The Grand Calumet River is a tributary located in Northwest Indiana, which flows into Lake Michigan.  Sitelab Corporation was used to analyze 100 sediment samples collected from a post-dredge area covering a 1 mile stretch of river.  Maps were created using the field data showing the river's contamination.
  See 4 page press release

 
Monitoring PAHs at Bioremediation Facility

King County Department of Transportation in Seattle monitors PAHs to help determine if their bioremediated soil meets or exceeds state cleanup levels for Benzo[a]Pyrene.  The Street Waste Alternative Program (SWAP), manages 10,000 to 15,000 cubic yards of material a year, generated from road maintenance operations.  The soils consist of catch basin sediments and street sweepings which are composted and treated.  The processed soils are tested to ensure that any pollutant levels are within acceptable concentrations prior to reuse for on-site low risk applications.
  See case study

 
 

Need to Test Benzo[a]Pyrene in Soil?

A contractor performing work at a former military shooting range, sent samples to Sitelab to perform PAH analysis.  The soils were contaminated with lead shot and clay pigeons.  Clay pigeon targets are made with limestone mixed with petroleum asphalt pitch (often coal tar based), which contain high levels of Benzo[a]Pyrene and other PAH compounds as a result of the combustion process.

 Although Sitelab's UVF instruments cannot separately detect PAH compounds directly, response factors can be used to estimate and report Benzo[a]Pyrene or other problematic compounds accurately.  The samples tested during this pilot study were blind, well homogenized split samples previously tested by a certified lab using EPA Method 8270 by GC/MS. 

Since the Sitelab Target PAH concentrations were close to the laboratory's total PAH concentrations, and the proportion of Benzo[a]Pyrene to the other PAHs was consistent, as reported by the lab, using a response factor to adjust the Sitelab results in order to estimate Benzo[a]Pyrene generated accurate and reliable data.  Sitelab's results can then be used on-site to help with soil removal, remediation and investigation efforts.

 






 

 

 

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