Application Note: Determination of Hydrocarbons in Environmental Samples with Spectrum Two
8 October 2011

This application note presents an overview of three methods for detecting and quantifying hydrocarbon contamination, particularly in water discharged during offshore oil operations, and a comparison of their performance. The methods are halogenated solvent extraction and transmission measurement (C–H stretch modes), e.g. ASTM® D7066, hexane extraction and ATR measurement, and cyclohexane extraction and transmission measurement (1377 cm-1).