Crude Oil in Soil.

For many good reasons are there in the moment high focus on cleaning up soil do to varies contamination over the years from example oil production or wars.

One of the major cleaning projects is on the way in Kuwait, caused by the oil well fires happened during the Iraq war I 1991.

Photos from the U.S. Space Shuttles (, show oil wells set on fire along the Persian Gulf in June 1991. Hundreds of wells burned, some up to ten months. An estimated 1 to 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil was released, leaving behind hundreds of lakes of oil and “tarcrete” soot across 5% of Kuwait’s landscape. In 2021, Kuwait has plans to finish remediating the contamination.

Funded by the United Nations, a U.S. contractor used Sitelab as part of an international effort to investigate soils and beach sand along the Persian Gulf in 2001. Hundreds of soil samples were tested on-site. Sitelab’s new handheld UVF-500D analyzer is ideal for this application. Field screening TPH in soil takes less than 5 minutes, useful for making real time sampling decisions, site characterization, excavation and treatment verifications.

By using our UVF-500D analyzer and UVF-500D Soil Extraction Kit will it be possible to take very reliable soil samples and, in few seconds, have very accurate hydrocarbon concertation level in the actual soil.

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