IES Webinar: Identification and analysis of petroleum hydrocarbons and tars: In both solids and liquids

Monday, 19 November 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Until recently, identifying and analysing for TPH, tars etc. has relied on laboratory GCs. However, measuring fluorescence across the UV and visible range can, in three minutes, identify and analyse petroleum or coal tar derived hydrocarbon contamination of liquids and solids immediately on site or in a laboratory. This method provides quantitative values for TPH, DRO, GRO as well as total BTEX, total PAHs and Benzo(a)pyrene in soil, groundwater and waste streams. It also measures the percentage of coal tar in asphalt and similar materials but “ignores” natural organics such as leaf mold, which other methods may include in TPH values.

In this webinar, Colin Green, Managing Director and chief scientist at QROS Ltd, will discuss how getting accreditation for mobile methods is being overcome by UKAS accreditation of static units and the support we are getting from the Environment Agency.  

About the speaker

Colin Green is the Managing Director and chief scientist of the QROS company and is a qualified chemist with over 20 years’ experience of contaminated land analysis, both in traditional fixed base laboratories and as the developer of many on-site analytical techniques. He has managed several high tech companies involved in the development of rapid analysis test kits and equipment and provides advice and consultancy regarding chemical analysis and chemistry relating to contaminated land projects. He also has a background in pharmacology and his first position was as a scientist developing rapid diagnostic techniques for cancer detection.

This webinar is free for IES members and non-members to attend.


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