Oil & Grease Applications

What is oil and grease?  Oil and Grease is a simple measurement that can give an indication of water quality showing a variety of possible pollutants. EPA Methods 1664A & 1664B were developed to determine the amount of n-Hexane Extractable Material (HEM) and Silica Gel Treated n-Hexane Extractable Material (SGT-HEM) that exist within a water sample. The HEM or SGT-HEM that is extracted contains a mix of various hydrocarbons usually within the semi-volatile range with a boiling point greater than 85oC. The amount of HEM or SGT-HEM is determined gravimetrically. The analogous European method is ISO 11349. Both the SPE-DEX 4790 and the SPE-DEX 3100 (dedicated to Oil and Grease measurement) are compliant with these methods and application notes demonstrate the parameters required and the performance obtained.

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AN102Analysis Hexane-Extractable Material (Oil & Grease) Analysis in Wastewater Samples
AN025Complying with EPA Method 1664A & 1664B by Automated Solid Phase Extraction using the SPE-DEX 4790 with Envision Platform v1.02
AN024Complying with EPA Method 1664A & 1664B by Automated Solid Phase Extraction using the SPE-DEX 1000/3000XL Controller v2.2
AN026Elimination of Excess Water in EPA Method 1664A & 1664B by Automated Solid Phase Extraction using the SPE-DEX 1000/3000XL Controller v2.2
AN023Complying with the Modifications to EPA Method 1664A & 1664B using the SPE-DEX 1000/3000XL Controller v1.08
AN118Hexane Extractable Material (Oil & Grease) Analysis with Automated Solid Phase Extraction using the SPE-DEX 5000

Posters

P010Analysis of Extract Drying Criteria for Oil & Grease Method 1664A/B

EPA Methods

EPA1664ADownload the official EPA Method 1664A document (PDF)
EPA1664BDownload the official EPA Method 1664 Revision B document (PDF)