Petroleum Hydrocarbons


AWQC analyses for

  • Total Petroleum and Total Recoverable Hydrocarbons (TPH and TRH)
  • Poly-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • Benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes (BTEX)

TPH and TRH can be used to quantify the hydrocarbons in surface, ground or waste waters contaminated by petroleum products. Petroleum products are produced from crude oil. As these products are a complex mixture of organic compounds, individual compounds are not determined and results are expressed in bands C6-C9, C10-14, C15-C28 and C29-C36.

Click here to read the fact sheet on TPH & TRH analysis.

PAH also known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, occur in oil, coal, and tar deposits, and are produced as by-products of petroleum processing or combustion. As a pollutant, they are of concern because some PAHs have been identified as carcinogenic.

Click here to read the fact sheet on PAH analysis.

BTEX are volatile organic compounds commonly found in products made from petroleum. These compounds may be present in surface or ground waters as a result of contamination possibly from petrol or other petroleum products.

Analysis by AWQC;

  • performed at AWQC's high quality standard,
  • the analyses are competitively priced,
  • decreased Turn Around Times (TAT) especially for emergency samples,
  • reduced Limits of Reporting (LOR).