Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. is helping the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) in monitoring the 63,000 gallon crude oil spill on the Ohio river. This spill was a result of ruptured underground pipeline on the Kentucky river. ORSANCO is using the TD-500 handheld oil in water analyzer and the 10-AU field fluorometer for oil spill response. For more information on the oil spill, please see www.epa.gov/region4/midvallley_ky/index.htm. ORSANCO field personnel using the waterproof handheld TD-500, analyze water samples along the Ohio river to protect drinking water supplies from crude oil contamination with a simple solvent extraction method, analysis results are available in less than 4 minutes.
Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. is the worldwide industry leader in hydrocarbons in water and soil measurement applications. Their TD-500 handheld oil in water analyzer was initially developed for offshore oil production applications and is now being used for oil spill response and many other oil in water analysis applications. In the recent months TD-500’s have been used successfully for in-field oil in water analysis at Dutch harbor, Alaska for protecting intake water for sea food processing plants from fuel oil leaking from the Selendang Ayu after she ran aground in December; on the Delaware river, New Jersey for protecting intake water for power plants from crude oil leaking from the punctured tanker Athos 1; and in Australia by the Australian Navy for oil pollution from ship bilge water.