Environmental Probes

Fuel Fluoresence Detection Products

Fuel Fluorescence Detection of Contaminants in Surface Soil and Subsurface Soil. How does Fuel Fluorescence work with Environmental Cleanup?

Vertek's line of fuel fluorescence detection (FFD) products are rapid site characterization tools that measure fluorescence produced by the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) constituents of petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) contaminants.

Cost Effective Alternative to Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF)

The FFD probe utilizes solid state Ultra-Violet (UV) LED excitation sources and multiple spectral response bands, all tunable to maximize discrimination and delineation of subsurface contamination. With their long life and broad angle of view for maximum sensing area, the UV LED excitation sources provide a cost effective alternative to laser induced fluorescence (LIF) (e.g., UVOST) techniques.

Vertek's innovative FFD sensor package is robust, low cost, and tunable to discriminate multiple contaminants of interest. Competitors using LIF often string many meters of expensive fiber optic cable from the probe to the up-hole sensing and analysis equipment. All Vertek FFD probes collect and process data down-hole, with no complicated instruments to operate or complex data to interpret. Sensor output provides continuous readings with depth with a screening level (high/medium/low/no) response to contaminants.

Each FFD sensor band, (up to 3 available), is tuned to the peak fluorescence response of the contaminant of interest, allowing immediate verification of contamination at a fraction of the cost and complexity of LIF (e.g., UVOST). The Vertek FFD sensor package was designed with cost savings in mind. 

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