Some common analytical methods for oil shale wastes and oil retort gases are described. These methods are primarily designed to aid in the analysis of different environmental pollution control systems associated with oil extraction.
The methods mentioned here are primarily designed to help with the assessment of contamination in the reservoir as well as in the process of production. Since these methods can be designed for many different contaminant classes, they are generally applied to a number of different sites. As such, they are considered to be quite versatile and effective.
The first method that is commonly used to analyze oil for contamination is the method known as oil sands wet gas analysis. This type of method involves the detection of gas bubbles using a magnetic coil.
In order to determine if there are any leaks in oil sands, the technician will look for pore size changes in the area. The changes in pore size can be used to determine if fluid penetration is occurring. It is also possible for the pore size to be used to determine the fluid pressure in the area.
In oil sands dry gas analysis, the technician will use a gas chromatograph to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can be found in the reservoir or in the processing equipment. These compounds tend to escape from the reservoir and into the air when the reservoir begins to absorb water during operation. As a result, the detection of these compounds is used to indicate when oil has been lost from the reservoir.
The next method of analysis for oil sands is referred to as oil sands flaring analysis. This method involves the detection of oil residues in the air. The residue can be associated with different types of pollutants such as benzene and ethyl benzene.
Oil sands flaring analysis can be performed on both dry and wet ground samples. The analysis is usually performed using an instrument called a gas chromatography mobile phase analyser. A mobile phase analyser has two chambers that each contain a column and a vacuum.
A mobile phase analyser is basically just like a small laboratory centrifuge that is used to separate the crude oil from the solvent. Once all the liquid oil and solvent are separated, the separation process is repeated over a series of more chambers.
As a result, analysis for oil sands can be performed using a mobile phase analyser on both dry and wet ground samples. The mobile phase analyzer is often more suitable for oil sands operations because it uses less mechanical energy and produces a better quality result.
Another analytical method used for analysis for oil sands is known as petroleum ether analysis. This method involves the use of a liquid chromatograph to detect VOCs. and other chemicals that may be present in the reservoir.
A mobile phase analyser is not capable of separating oil and solvent in the reservoir. It is not capable of distinguishing between the two and so will not be able to detect chemicals and VOCs that could be present in the oil. that have escaped from the oil sand reservoir.
There are two types of analytical methods for oil sands that are used to detect chemical contaminants. These are known as chromatography and ion mobility analysis.
The mobile phase analyser is typically used in conjunction with a solid phase chromatography, which is a combination of a mobile phase analyser and a solid phase analyser. Chromatography is used to separate the VOCs and other chemicals that can be found in the reservoir.
If you are performing an analysis for oil sands by means of a mobile phase analyser then there is no need for you to invest in a solid phase chromatography. Because mobile phase analysers are able to separate both solvent and solid waste from the oil, you will not need to perform a solid phase analysis to identify chemicals that are present in the reservoir.
The mobile phase analyser can only detect the chemicals that are present in the oil and not the solvents that are present in the reservoir. In order to identify the chemicals present in the reservoir, you would need to use a solid-phase analyser, which is capable of separating both the solvent and solid waste.
When the mobile phase analyser is combined with a solid phase analyser, then the analysis for oil sands becomes a much easier task. A solid phase analyser is also capable of separating both the solvent and solid waste from the oil that is found in the reservoir. The analysis for oil sands can be conducted by means of both solid phase and mobile phase analysers.