Passive Sampler for Hydrophobic Organic Compounds: SP3™

SiREM provides a comprehensive passive sampler and interpretation service (SP3™) for the quantification of hydrophobic organic compounds, including PCBs, PAHs, OCPs, and Dioxins and Furans in pore water (sediment and soil), surface water and stormwater.

The SP3™ sampler provides data to estimate contaminant bioavailability to environmental receptors that is more representative than conventional grab samples, as it quantifies contaminants only in the dissolved form.

Off-the Shelf, Comprehensive Solutions

  • Durable, filed tested, ready-to-use samplers for use on site of with sediment or soils samples
  • Unique diver-less deployment and retrieval options to reduce costs and speed up field deployments
  • Configurable and customizable for PAHs, PCBs, OCPs, dioxin and furans and other hydrophobic organic compounds using standard EPA SW-846 mthods and protocols
  • Results provided on a dissolved-phase basis (e.g. ng PCB/L porewater in a reporting format for easy interpretation by data users and decision makers

A Cost-Effective Solution

  • Passive sampling provides a better understanding of environmental risks and mobility of organic compounds – potentially saving millions of dollars per site in unnecessary investigation, remediation and management costs
  • SP3™ services are cost-competitive with traditional chemical measurements and provide superior data value to inform site investigation and decision-making

A Decision-making Tool

  • Decision makers use passive sampling to provide critical data for:
    • Fate and risk assessment
    • Toxicity identification
    • Remediation design and monitoring
    • Enhanced stormwater and effluent monitoring
  • SP3™ is accepted by USEPA and state regulatory agencies
  • SIREM is listed as a service provided in USEPA passive sampling guidance

Passive Sampler for Water Soluble Compounds: SPeeper™

SiREM’s SPeeper™ is a comprehensive passive sampler and interpretation service for measuring water soluble compounds in pore water (sediment and soil), surface water and stormwater. It is the ideal tool for concentration determination of many analytes including metals, dissolved organic carbon, phosphorus and other major anions.

Off-the Shelf, Comprehensive Solutions

  • Durable, field-tested, ready-to-use sampler shipped directly to the site
  • A diverless system available and the option of live-feed underwater monitoring is available for safe, affordable and reliable deployment
  • Inclusion of a reverse tracer allows for the equilibrium conditions of each individual sampler to be determined
  • Results provided on a dissolved phase basis (e.g., ng/L pore water), providing a superior, time averaged, representation of bioavailable concentrations

A Cost-Effective Solution

  • Improved understanding of environmental risk and mobility of target compounds as it measures only dissolved analytes and does not measure precipitated or adsorbed species
    • Potential to save money in unnecessary investigation, remediation and management costs
  • Cost-competitive with traditional chemical measurements and there is less risk of contamination and overestimation compared to other traditional sampling techniques

A Decision-making Tool

  • Decision makers use passive sampling to provide critical data for:
    • Fate and risk assessment
    • Toxicity identification
    • Remediation design and monitoring
    • Enhanced stormwater and effluent monitoring
  • SIREM is listed as a service provided in USEPA passive sampling guidance

Diverless Deployment

Contact SiREM for more information on our pore water sampling services

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