Oil Spill Detection

Buried Oil Detection and Fingerprinting using Proton-Transfer Mass Spectrometry

A parts-per-trillion sensitivity, mass spectrometry technique for detection of residual VOCs (Volatile Organic Carbons) emitted from oil buried on beaches following oil spills. The technique is able to distinguish different types of oil (light crude, heavy crude, Heavy Fuel Oil, etc.). For more information, contact Brian Mitchell at

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