Rapid Assessment of Hydrocarbon Contamination in Soils Using Mid-IR Spectroscopy & Binary Classifiers

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia (SETAC)

Deeksha Beniwal, Data Scientist at Ziltek, presented her work at the SETAC Australasia 2023 conference. 

Her methodology demonstrates the capability to accurately assess whether TPH soil contamination levels are above or below 1000 ppm. The method has shown over 90% accuracy across a comprehensive set of historical samples, sourced from various commercial remediation projects. 

This research is reflective of Ziltek’s ongoing commitment to integrating data science in the development of effective environmental solutions.