New White Paper features Factors to Consider When Comparing Oil and Grease Methods

Meeting effluent limits for an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, complying with Clean Water Act for oil and grease limits, or satisfying a POTW’s (Publically Owned Treatment Works) permit, several factors can affect measurement readings.

Online PR News – 12-July-2012 – July 10, 2012, Norwalk, CT – A White Paper entitled, “Will Your Oil in Water Analysis Method Match the Regulatory Method?” was recently published by Wilks Enterprise, Inc. Whether you are trying to meet effluent limits for an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit, comply with oil and grease limits for the Clean Water Act (CWA), or an industry satisfying a POTW’s (Publically Owned Treatment Works) discharge permit, it is important to understand what could make oil in water readings vary.

This White Paper discusses a number of factors that need to be considered when comparing oil and grease in water methods. These include methods may measure different properties of oil, precision and bias statements for each oil in water method, operator errors, obtaining grab samples, and sample disparities. Understanding these considerations, using careful analytical procedures, and knowing the composition of the waste stream and limits of each measurement system will result in useful data. While the numbers may not always match, they will typically correlate closely enough to provide operators with the information necessary to ensure their effluent does not exceed the regulatory limit.

For a free copy of the White Paper, “Will Your Oil in Water Analysis Method Match the Regulatory Method?” please contact: Wilks Enterprise, Inc., 25 Van Zant Street, Ste. 8F, E. Norwalk, CT 06855 USA, TEL: 203-855-9136, FAX: 203-838-9868, Email: info@WilksIR.com,
Web Site -- www.WilksIR.com, or to download the paper -- http://www.wilksir.com/pdf/WP_Comparing_oil_in_water_methods.pdf

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About Wilks Enterprise, Inc.
Headquartered in E. Norwalk, Connecticut, Wilks Enterprise specializes in easy-to-use, portable mid-infrared analyzers for specific measurement applications. All Wilks analyzers have been specifically designed for on-site use by non-technical personnel and are used for a wide variety of applications in the biofuels, environmental, petrochemical, quality control, and manufacturing industries. These portable analyzers enable analytical measurements to be made in the field, helping to eliminate the wait for off-site lab results.

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Carol Tunick
Wilks Enterprise, Inc.
25 Van Zant Street, Ste. 8F
E. Norwalk CT, 06855

203-855-9136