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Sand Cleaning – Oil-on-Sand Analysis (B-FSM-139)

SiteLab® kit uses UVF method (www.site-lab.com)

  • TPH, GRO, DRO, and PAH
  • Comparable to EPA SW-846
  • 05-0.5 ppm or to 50,000 ppm
  • MDL of TPH in soil = 0.54 mg/Kg


  • Extract soil sample in solvent
  • Methanol or Turner OIW surfactant
  • Filter to remove particles
  • Dilute and measure in UVF device
  • Five minutes per sample

Or, use on-site produced water OIW methods and equipment

  • Will need on-site analysis to tune and monitor sand cleaning system


  1. Rawlins, C.H. and Wang, I. 2001. “Design and Installation of a Sand-Separation and -Handling System for a Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Facility”. SPE Production and Facilities, August, pp. 134-140. https://doi.org/10.2118/72999-PA
  2. Rawlins, C.H. 2019. “Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management.” SPE Distinguished Lecturer presentation. Link here

Next week I will start discussion on cyclonic sand cleaning system design.

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