Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE)
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Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil
The demonstration of innovative field measurement devices for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in soil is being conducted under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program in June 2000 at the Navy Base Ventura County site in Port Hueneme, California. The primary purpose of the demonstration is to evaluate innovative field measurement devices for TPH in soil based on their performance and cost as compared to a conventional, off-site laboratory analytical method. The seven field measurement devices listed below will be demonstrated.
This demonstration plan describes the procedures that will be used to verify the performance and cost of each field measurement device. The plan incorporates the quality assurance and quality control elements needed to generate data of sufficient quality to document each devices performance and cost. A separate innovative technology verification report (ITVR) will be prepared for each device. The ITVRs will present the demonstration findings associated with the demonstration objectives.