RemScan Peer Reviewed Paper Published in Soil Science Society of America Journal

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon Concentration Prediction in Soils Using Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy

This paper provides the theoretic background for the measurement of TPH using MIR with RemScan.

  • The potential as a rapid and accurate non-destructive method to determine TPH concentrations is proposed.
  • The most sensitive parts of the IR spectra were investigated and identified.
  • Provides background for selection of MIR DRIFT technique.
  • Spectra are provided for a range of concentrations of TPH in a range of different soil types.
  • PLS modelling confirms the viability of accurate TPH measurements in soil with little interferences from Soil Organic Matter (SOM) or carbonate.