Measuring oil and total suspended solids (TSS) in produced water is important from both a regulatory perspective, and an efficiency of water treatment.
Standard methods, such as the EPA 1664 method, are time consuming and require a trained technician. Other technologies, such as UV or IR, do not give you a total solution of both oil and TSS. Laser based solutions provide a single particle count without differentiating between oil droplets, agglomerates, and solids.
FlowCam gives you a single solution so you can isolate and quantify oil droplets and solids in produced water quickly and easily.
Here's a quick look at the FlowCam running a produced water mud sample. Data is instantly accessible within the VisualSpreadsheet® software now available with enhanced oil in water detection capabilities.