Accession Number:

ADA350522

Title:

Field Portable Petroleum Analysis for Validation of the Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Sensor

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A petroleum, oil and lubricant POL sensor for the Site Characterization and Analysis Penetrometer System SCAPS has been developed by the Tri-Services e.g. Army, Navy, and Air Force to characterize the distribution of POL contaminants on military sites. The sensor is based on the detection of POL contaminants using a laser induced fluorescence LIF spectrometer. The SCAPS POL sensor has been shown to be a valuable tool for the rapid screening of POL contamination in the subsurface. However, many factors can affect the LIF response of a particular fuel at a particular site. These include fuel type, age of spill e.g. weathering and soil type. The LIF sensor also detects fluorescence from any naturally occurring fluorophores, including humic substances and fluorescent minerals. these factors lead to the development of an independent procedure for the verification of the POL sensor response. This paper describes a field portable total recoverable petroleum hydrocarbon TRPH method based on EPA Method 418.1 and its application to on site validation of the SCAPS POL sensor response at a number of contaminated sites.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE