Application Note

Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons C10-C40 in Water, Soil and Waste with GC-FID


Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) is a term used to describe a large family of compounds originating from crude oil and refined petroleum products, whose composition depends on the source and the process in which they are involved.

This application note describes the process for the determination of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the range of C10-C40 in the different matrixes of water, soil, and waste – with three standards methods are taken as a reference. Each one specifies a method for the determination of the hydrocarbon by means of solvent extraction followed by the analysis by Gas Chromatography (GC) with Flame Ionization Detector (FID).