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hydrocarbon contamination Applications

  • Complete Bioremediation of site contaminated with Fraction 2 petroluem hydrocarbons

    Delta had been contracted during the 2014 remediation at the well site to apply their bioremediation process to excavated and stockpiled soil contaminated with Fraction 2 petroleum hydrocarbons (F2 PHC). Soil sample results from a 2014 Phase II ESA showed F2 PHC concentrations ranging from 170 mg/kg to 1210 mg/kg, with an average of 586 mg/kg in the four samples from the disposal area. Delta was on the site for around 10 hours using their hopper and amendment sprayer machine to treat the approximately 600 cubic meters of fine–grained contaminated soil. The treated soil was conveyed back into the excavation so the bioremediation process could continue. The client retained Gulo Environmental for sampling of the amended soil piles in May of 2015. Results from the analysis of the samples, taken approximately nine months after the bioremediation process, showed non-detection for F2 PHC, resulting in successful closure of the site.

    By DELTA REMEDIATION INC based in Spruce Grove, ALBERTA (CANADA).

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    Monitoring of hydrocarbons in bilge water

    The Situation

    Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage, generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as other contaminants may be present in bilge water. The bilge water is discharged overboard, with oil and grease concentrations in the discharged water limited by national and international regulations.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Contaminated Soils with Diesel Fuel and Heating Oils

    Sitelab's UVF-3100D is used to test soil to help investigate and clean up sites contaminated by above ground or underground storage tanks (USTs). Soils can be analyzed for extended diesel range organics (EDRO) or extractable petroleum hydrocarbons (EPH). Results correlate well to confirmatory lab methods.

    By Sitelab Corporation based in West Newbury, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

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    MPP water purification systems for groundwater remediation application

    Toxic hydrocarbons in groundwater can be found dissolved in water diffused over the area. At higher concentrations they can be present as DNAPLs (dense non-aqueous-phase liquids) or LNAPLS (light non-aqueous-phase liquids) creating an enduring source of toxic contaminant supply to the water phase.

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    Hazardous waste treatment solutions for site remediation

    The contamination of soils as a result of prior chemical production can often be unpredictable and diverse. The majority of such pollutants will require an ex-situ treatment method. Many of our VacuDry units can be used for direct-feeding contaminated soils. To reduce the input amount for thermal treatment, the VacuDry units can also be used in combination with soil-washing plants: In this case, customers only feed the high polluted fractions and screened fines (e.g. below 10 mm), as well as the filter-cake from the soil washing process. However, we are able to handle soil contaminated with mercury, hydrocarbons, PAH, PCB, dioxins, furans, organic-lead compounds and many more. VacuDry plants for on-site ex-situ remediation projects are delivered in a modular design.

    By econ industries GmbH based in Starnberg, GERMANY.

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    Gas monitoring instruments and systems for compressed breathing air

    Compressed breathing air is subject to strict limits of harmful contaminants defined in European standard EN 12021 and various defence standards such as DEF STAN 68-284 issue 3. The testing interval of breathing air compressors and associated equipment is 3 months and gases tested include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and oil vapour defined as hexane and heavier hydrocarbons. EN 12021 covers underwater applications including self-contained open circuit compressed gas breathing (SCUBA) and compressed gas line breathing (hard-helmet diving), respiratory equipment used on ground for escaping from toxic atmospheres and for working in contaminated atmospheres. It also covers breathing gas for hyperbaric operations and synthetic air. While EN 12021 does not cover aerospace applications, the British MOD publication DEF STAN 68-284 and its counterparts in other countries cover also the breathing gases used in aviation.

    By Gasmet Technologies Oy based in Helsinki, FINLAND.

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    Monitoring of leaks in heat exchangers

    The Situation

    A California refinery produces xylene for use as commercial product and a precursor for petrochemical manufacturing. A primary component to the production of xylene is the isolation and purification of the chemical from a complex mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons. Steam based heat exchangers are used to process the xylene. Inherent to the design and rough duty heat exchangers face during their operation, leaks can and do develop. When a heat exchanger leaks, xylene contaminates the steam and produces a number of problems ranging from loss of final product, contamination and fouling of steam transfer piping, and ultimately bio-fouling of cooling towers. Consistent and reliable monitoring for xylene or other petroleum hydrocarbons in cooling water or steam condensate can alleviate product loss and process equipment down time.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

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    Monitoring of raw water intake

    The Situation:

    Hydrocarbons in municipal water supplies,  including fresh water and desalination systems, are commonly limited to less than 1 part per million. Surface water from rivers, lakes, or the sea with marine traffic, nearby pipelines, or regular flooding can be contaminated by hydrocarbons. Freshwater treatment systems can be damaged by hydrocarbons or allow them to pass through undetected. Desalination systems using reverse osmosis (RO) membranes can be irreversibly damaged by the presence of hydrocarbons. Continuous monitoring of water source intakes can prevent system contamination and subsequent damage.  Accurate, low maintenance monitoring systems such as the TD-4100 XD and XDC have been protecting water intakes worldwide for over 20 years.

    By Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. based in Fresno, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Mining Applications Testing TPH in Soil

    Testing contaminated soils on-site for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) is performed to monitor the progress of bioremediation activities at mining sites. Results only take a few minutes.

    By Sitelab Corporation based in West Newbury, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

  • Measurement solution for breathing gas analysis

    The quality of compressed breathing gases for aircraft, diving and marine has very tight limits imposed by bodies such as NATO and national bodies such as MOD. The test requirements are for contaminants such as CO, CO2, Total VOC, CFCs and halogenated hydrocarbons, as well as H2O and O2 content.

    By Protea Limited based in Middlewich, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Measurement of naphthalene in ambient air to monitor workplace exposure limits & at remediation & Superfund sites

    The Series 8900 Naphthalene Analyzer provides direct measurement of Naphthalene in ambient air. This instrument is utilized in industrial plants to monitor workplace exposure limits and at remediation and Superfund sites. The Series 8900 Naphthalene Analyzer employs a photoionization detector (PID) as the sensing element. A dual column configuration with timed backflush to vent is used to strip off moisture and heavier hydrocarbons. A pre-cut column is used in series with the analytical column. At sample injection a fixed volume of sample is carried to the pre-cut column. Backflush is timed so that only the Naphthalene and other similar components are eluted to the analytical column. Contaminants on the pre-cut column are backflushed to vent. Naphthalene is separated from potentially interfering components on the analytical column and elute to the detector for analysis.

    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline - AMETEK based in Lyons, COLORADO (USA).

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    Measurement of hydrogen sulfide & carbon disulfide in air for continous emission monitoring

    The Series 8900 Hydrogen Sulfide and Carbon Disulfide Analyzer provides direct measurement of H2S and CS2 in ambient air. This instrument is utilized for continuous emission monitoring. The Series 8900 H2S and CS2 Analyzer employs a Photoionization detector (PID) as the sensing element. A dual column configuration with timed backflush to vent is used to strip off moisture and heavier hydrocarbons. A pre-cut column is used in series with the analytical column. At sample injection a fixed volume of sample is carried to the pre-cut column. Backflush is timed so that only the H2S, CS2, and other similar components are eluted to the analytical column. Contaminants on the pre-cut column are backflushed to vent. H2S and CS2 are separated from potentially interfering components on the analytical column and elute to the detector for analysis.

    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline - AMETEK based in Lyons, COLORADO (USA).

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    Measurement of diacetyl in ambient air to monitor workplace exposure limits.

    The Series 8900 Diacetyl Analyzer provides direct measurement of Diacetyl in ambient air. This instrument is utilized for environmental monitoring and to monitor workplace exposure limits. The Series 8900 Analyzer for Diacetyl employs a photoionization detector (PID) as the sensing element. A dual column configuration with timed backflush to vent is used to strip off moisture and heavier hydrocarbons. A pre-cut column is used in series with the analytical column. At sample injection a fixed volume of sample is carried to the pre-cut column. Backflush is timed so that only the Diacetyl and other similar components are eluted to the analytical column. Contaminants on the pre-cut column are backflushed to vent. The Diacetyl is separated from potentially interfering components on the analytical column and elute to the detector for analysis.

    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline - AMETEK based in Lyons, COLORADO (USA).

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    Measurement of formaldehyde in ambient air for monitoring workplace exposure limits

    The Series 8900 Formaldehyde Analyzer provides direct measurement of Formaldehyde in ambient air. This instrument is utilized in industrial plants to monitor workplace exposure limits. The Series 8900 Formaldehyde Analyzer employs a flame ionization detector (FID) as the sensing element. A dual column configuration with timed backflush to vent is used to strip off moisture and heavier hydrocarbons. A pre-cut column is used in series with the analytical column. At sample injection a fixed volume of sample is carried to the pre-cut column. Backflush is timed so that only the Formaldehyde and other similar components are eluted to the analytical column. Contaminants on the pre-cut column are backflushed to vent. Formaldehyde is separated from potentially interfering components on the analytical column and elute to the detector for analysis.

    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline - AMETEK based in Lyons, COLORADO (USA).

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    Measurement of acrylonitrile in ambient air for monitoring workplace exposure limits

    The Series 8900 Acrylonitrile Analyzer provides direct measurement of Acrylonitrile in ambient air. This instrument is utilized in industrial plants to monitor workplace exposure limits. The Series 8900 Acrylonitrile Analyzer employs a flame ionization detector (FID) as the sensing element. A dual column configuration with timed backflush to vent is used to strip off moisture and heavier hydrocarbons. A pre-cut column is used in series with the analytical column. At sample injection a fixed volume of sample is carried to the pre-cut column. Backflush is timed so that only the Acrylonitrile and other similar components are eluted to the analytical column. Contaminants on the pre-cut column are backflushed to vent. Acrylonitrile is separated from potentially interfering components on the analytical column and elute to the detector for analysis.

    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline - AMETEK based in Lyons, COLORADO (USA).

  • WATER PURIFICATION

    Citto Activated Carbon ‘Water Series’ provides total solutions for water purification using cutting edge carbon manufacturing technologies. We offer high quality, standard, specially processed products complying with ISO9001-certified. Our carbons effectively remove organic molecules including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), disinfection by-products (DBPs), chlorinated compounds, chloramines, polycyclic hydrocarbons, heavy metals, colored bodies, toxins and oils among many other contaminants.

    By Citto Corporation based in TORONTO, ONTARIO (CANADA).

  • Moisture Monitoring for Natural Gas & LNG

    The presence of moisture in high-pressure natural gas from production wells causes pipelines and associated valves to freeze. High moisture content also leads to the formation of hydrates of the liquid hydrocarbons present, thus causing further difficulties. The moisture content of the gas also adversely affects the calorific value of the gas, thus lowering the quality and value of the product. Moisture is therefore measured at the point of extraction, at export stations, at gas storage locations and in the transmission grid. As natural gas often contains high levels of contaminants, more complex systems are required to maintain instrument performance over prolonged periods and to verify data collected in spot-check moisture analysis.

    By Moisture Control & Measurement Ltd based in Wetherby, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • PLAZKAT systems for treatment of printing industry emissions

    During production of printed materials the ambient air in the working area absorbs a lot of gaseous pollutants (contaminants) that have so-called `paint smell` - solvents of various kinds (alcohols, ketones, aromatic hydrocarbons, etc.). The presence of these substances in the working area ambient air produces harmful effect at least on the personnel. In addition, solvent emission into the air is penalized in compliance with current regulation.

    By Plasma Air Systems Corporation based in Harju Maakond, ESTONIA.

  • Solutions for the in-situ soil remediation

    For over twenty years, BioSolve Pinkwater has been used for Surfactant Enhanced Remediation (SER) to mobilize and solubilize residual NAPL[i], facilitating its recovery and disposal. Depending on soil and plume characteristics, Pinkwater solution can reach contaminated zones through deep injection wells or be gravity fed from surface level injection galleries. After desorbing residual NAPL from soil surfaces on contact, Pinkwater then solubilizes the hydrocarbons in an aqueous emulsion, enabling extraction at down gradient recovery wells or trenches.

    By The BioSolve Company based in Lexington, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

  • Soil and Groundwater treatment solutions for bioremediation industry

    Today bioremediation is successfully used as soil– and groundwater remediation technology. Many bioremediation systems, both in-situ as ex-situ techniques, usually result in considerable cost savings. Since the beginning of the 1980’s both in-situ and ex-situ bioremediation projects have been successfully completed worldwide through the use of preselected and adapted bacteria. QM Environmental Services supplies a range of microbial, bioactivator and nutrient products and gas delivery systems for the use in both aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation programs. Most common contaminants ranging from aliphatic hydrocarbons such as petroleum, lubrication oils, aromatic compounds like benzene and toluene to chlorinated solvents can be treated with these products.

    By QM Environmental Services Ltd. based in The Hague, NETHERLANDS.

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