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1. REPORT DATE (DD-MM-YY)
2. REPORT TYPE
3. DATES COVERED (From - To)
4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE
5a. CONTRACT NUMBER
5b. GRANT NUMBER
Evaluation of H.E.L.P. Mate 2000 for the Identification and
Quantification of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Products
5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER
5d. PROJECT NUMBER
5e. TASK NUMBER
Alan D. Hewitt
5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER
7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)
8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
72 Lyme Road
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-1290
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12. DISTRIBUTION / AVAILABILITY STATEMENT
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Available from NTIS, Springfield, Virginia 22161.
13. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES
The H.E.L.P. Mate 2000 (HM 2000) is a spectrophotometric instrument developed for use with the Hanby Test Kits to rapidly assess of
total petroleum hydrocarbon contamination (TPH) in environmental matrices on site. This spectrophotometer is designed to remove the
subjectivity associated with the present visual method of analysis, and to eliminate the requirement for prior knowledge of the type of
petroleum hydrocarbon contamination present at a given site. Both the HM 2000 and the current visual method of analysis measure the
color that is produced by the Friedel-Crafts reaction with the aromatic hydrocarbons present in petroleum-based fuels, oils, and solvents.
Laboratory and field studies were used to evaluate the HM 2000. Different results were obtained, depending on the type of sample matrix.
In general, the HM 2000 was more accurate and precise for soil samples than for water samples. However, in comparison to the visual
method, the HM 2000 was neither as accurate nor did it offer any qualitative advantages.
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