LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

Field Screening Petroleum Hydrocarbons Using Ultraviolet Fluorescence Technology

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Onsite check-in begins at 7:30 AM. Continental Breakfast is Included.
Location: Andover DoubleTree by Hilton, 123 Old River Road, Andover, MA Directions
Pricing: Member: $200 | Non-member: $350
Instructors: 

  • Steve Greason, Environmental Scientist and Founder, Sitelab Corporation  
  • Stephen S. Boynton, LSP, Subsurface Environmental Solutions

This course was approved by the LSP Board for 4.0 hours of technical continuing education credits (Course #1203). This course was also approved for CT LEP Credits (CTLEP-096) and NY PDH credits (#20160043).

This course is being conveniently offered on the same day and at the same venue as "Hands On 2D and 3D Data Visualization."  Attend both courses to receive a reduced rate and complimentary lunch. 

Course Description: 

Delineating the extent of petroleum contamination during site assessment and remediation activities at disposal sites in Massachusetts can be significantly improved using new field screening tools to test soil, sediment, water or NAPL on-site. Ultraviolet fluorescence (UVF) is a portable tool which can accurately measure a wide variety of petroleum hydrocarbons, including TPH, GRO, DRO, VPH, EPH and PAHs required by federal and state regulatory agencies. Fluorescence has proven to be a very fast, easy and affordable field screening method that correlates well to traditional off-site laboratory techniques. This seminar will provide the participant with state-of-the-art knowledge of fluorescence testing which is becoming an everyday tool for the LSP to gather accurate and reliable data in a timely, cost effective fashion.

The 4 hour course will provide the participant with:

  • Technology Description: The science behind ultraviolet fluorescence, it's current uses and UVF's forensic fingerprinting capabilities to identify the age or type of petroleum.
  • Technical Considerations: Regulatory acceptance, types of compounds detected and not detected, cost, speed and performance characteristics.
  • Applications: Case studies and discussion will be provided for environmental site assessments, remedial actions, UST investigations, Brownfield sites and Triad projects. Case studies and discussion will also be provided detailing the test method’s performance in the U.S. EPA’s Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program.
  • Hands on Training – Sample Preparation & Analysis: Participants will break up into groups and learn how (1) to extract samples, (2) analyze samples, (3) calibrate instrument and (4) report test results for soil, water and oil (LNAPL forensics).
  • Data interpretation, Quality Controls and Method Limitations: How test results compare to confirmatory lab GC analysis and how to apply results to state action levels. Determining detection limits, quality controls to consider, troubleshooting problems and sample homogeneity issues.

Sitelab Corporation is extending a special offer to attendees of this course, a free oil test. Please click here to learn more about submitting your sample.    

To view full course description, agenda and bios, click here.

Please email Kristi Lefebvre with any questions.