Rapid, Reliable and Accurate Identification of hydrocarbons in waste soil
About Colin Green
Colin Green is the Managing Director and chief scientist of the QROS company and is a qualified chemist with over 20 years’ experience in contaminated land analysis, both in traditional fixed base laboratories and as the developer of many on site analytical techniques. He has managed several high tech companies involved in the development of rapid analysis equipment, and provides advice and consultancy regarding chemical analysis and chemistry relating to contaminated land projects.
From April 2018, incorrectly classifying hazardous waste soil as non hazardous will lead to substantial fines and prosecution for all parties involved. Conventional laboratory methods for TPH are unreliable for differentiating between coal tar and bitumen, degraded diesel and heavy fuel oil, biodiesel and petroleum fuels. The latest on site methods provide accurate hydrocarbon identification and quantification allowing correct classification of the waste in real time, avoiding problems with HMRC.