Hydrocarbon Detection Strips quickly and accurately determine the presence of hydrocarbons in water and soil. Hydrocarbon Detection Strips can be used in any situation where there is a need to detect oil contamination in water.
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Hydrocarbon Detection Strips can be used in any situation where there is a need to detect oil contamination in water, including in elevator shafts, underground utility vaults and manholes, retention and secondary containment vessels, and out-fall on oil-water separators prior to pumping out water. Hydrocarbon Detection Strips serve as a vital component of the EVAC Filtration System, as they notify when the filter is nearing its maximum oil retention level.
- Application Any situation where there is a need to detect oil contamination
- Description The sensitivity of the Hydrocarbon Detection Strip is dependent on the solubility of the hydrocarbons. Move the strip back and forth at the surface of the water several times to detect oil contamination. Example of detection capabilities: petroleum ether(250 ppm), heating oil (5 ppm), lubricating oil (1 ppm).
- Kit Contents Hydrocarbon Detection Strips measure 2.75″ x .75″ and come 100 to a container
Hydrocarbons are compounds that are made up of hydrogen and carbon atoms. Most hydrocarbons occur naturally in substances like crude oil, petroleum, and other natural gases. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified petroleum and crude oil hydrocarbons as two classes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are responsible for a large amount of soil and groundwater contamination in the United States.
Hydrocarbon test kits with oil detection strips from Basic Concepts can help facilities detect the presence of hydrocarbons and oil in water discharge. Hydrocarbon and oil detection strips are also incorporated into some of the filtration systems from BCI that remove contaminants—such as oil—from water drainage.
Understanding what hydrocarbons are, how they can damage the environment, and the regulations concerning hydrocarbon and oil emissions will help users find the solutions they need to meet compliance with EPA regulations concerning oil and hydrocarbons.