STP1261

    Experiences with a New Soil Gas Technique for Detecting Petroleum Pollution

    Published: Jan 1996


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    Abstract

    This paper presents field experiences obtained with a new technology for detecting petroleum pollution in soil and ground water based on “in situ” determination of hydrocarbon concentrations in soil air. Ecoprobe is a new soil gas device from RS-Dynamics in the Czech Republic. The rugged waterproof device is equipped with a built-in computer controlled semiconductor sensor. Three case histories are presented that demonstrate the use of the equipment under typical conditions. Two case histories present the use of the device under typical field conditions; the third case history compares results from the Ecoprobe and a commercial photoionization detector (PID) device.

    Keywords:

    hydrocarbon, soil gas, ground water, pollution, detection


    Author Information:

    Mazac, O
    Principals, ECOLAND, Prague,

    Landa, I
    Principals, ECOLAND, Prague,

    Rohde, JR
    Associate professor and professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

    Kelly, WE
    Associate professor and professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

    Blaha, JH
    Principal, RS-Dynamics, Prague,


    Paper ID: STP15471S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E47.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15471S


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