Environmental remediation projects – oil in soil.

Cleaning up soils contaminated by petroleum spills is a common problem all over the world.  One of the largest remediation projects is under way in Kuwait.  This photo from the U.S. Space Shuttle, shows 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.

Today, Kuwait has big plans to finish remediating the contamination.  Field screening samples using a handheld device has been specified.  The UVF-500D analyzer is ideal for this application.  Field screening TPH in soil takes only minutes, useful for making real time sampling decisions, site characterization, excavation and treatment verifications.

Our UVF-500D analyzer and UVF-500D Soil Extraction Kit  is easy to use and produce very accurate and reliable results compared to certified laboratory methods.

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Source: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/ShuttleRetrospective/page8.php