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Determination of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil, Sediment and Waste Samples using the SpeedExtractor E-916

TPH is the general term used to describe a family of several hundred chemical compounds that are made from crude oil. TPH are released from industry, commercial, or personal use. They are found in soil and water. Exposure to TPH such as gasoline or diesel fuel can affect human health. Therefore, TPH levels are monitored globally. This application note describes the extraction of TPH from soil, sediment, and waste samples using the SpeedExtractor E-916. The determination of TPH was performed by GC-FID. This application meets the requirements of the U.S. EPA Method 3545A and the ISO 16703 and EN 14039 Standards.