bioremediation spill control Articles

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • Types of bioremediation and their modes of action

    An Urgent Call for Change in U.S. Oil Spill Response With Bioremediation Agent Type EA* bearing out as a workable first response alternative to the use of chemical dispersants, contrasting evidence has become even clearer that dispersant use has been a huge failure. Dispersants have proven to be an inadequate response method with more and more studies showing an ...

  • Evaluation of The Efficiency of Various Commercial Products for The Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil

    Bioremediation has become an important method for the treatment of terrestrial oil spills and is often favoured over strictly physical-chemical methods. In this study, enzymatic analyses and signature lipid biomarkers were employed to evaluate the efficacy of selected bioremediation products on control and oil contaminated soil plots. It is envisioned that these biological indicators may be used ...


    By Springer

  • Petrol and heating oil bioremediation using EU70 (case study)

    As a result of an accident a tanker lost its load of petrol and heating fuel. A large quantity of fuel approximately 2000 litres soaked into the soil. Analyses revealed that the average level of hydrocarbons present was in the order of 0.55 %. The pollution affected an area of 100 m2 and to a depth of 0.6 m. Our goal was to reduce hydrocarbon levels to the lowest possible value in order to ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Inland oil spill clean up case study

    Introduction The essential strategy for inland spill clean up techniques should be containment, recovery and temporary storage. Secondary needs will include transportation and possible disposal - or recycling. It is important to discover the source of the spill which might not be straight forward. A steady slow seepage from a leaking disused oil storage tank may be very difficult ...

  • Gasoline spill from underground storage tanks - Conoco, Inc.

    LOCATION:  Watsonville, CaliforniaPROJECT DATE:  July, 1987 to July, 1988CLIENT:  Conoco, Inc. BACKGROUND: A gasoline spill from underground storage tanks at a service station in Watsonville was discovered. Approximately 1,500 gallons were lost to the shallow aquifer of low permeability. Physical recovery operations were not possible. The California Regional Water Quality Control ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • A Citizen`s Guide to Natural Attenuation

    What is natural attenuation?Natural attenuation makes use of natural processes to contain the spread of contamination from chemical spills and reduce the concentration and amount of pollutants at contaminated sites. Natural attenuation—also referred to as intrinsic remediation, bioattenuation, or intrinsic bioremediation—is an in situ treatment method. This means that environmental contaminants ...

  • Bioremedation and TPH analysis at Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia

    MINING SITE: Equinox Minerals operates the biggest copper mine in Africa located at Lumwana in Northwest province Zambia.  Open pit mining methods are used to access the ore which is hauled to the process plant where it is crushed and processed into final concentrate. The mine operates a large fleet of equipment, including 27 EH4500 dump trucks, 5 shovels, 4 excavators ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • OSEI CEO Mr. Steven Pedigo speaks to the RRT v and VII

    A meeting of Regional Response Team 7 (RRT) member agencies and regional stakeholders convened at 13:00 on April 21, 2015, at 201 North 2nd Street, St. Charles, Missouri (MO). Co-chairs Scott Hayes of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michael Sams of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) welcomed participants to the meeting. After attendee self-introductions, Hayes asked if corrections ...

  • Mohawk Laboratories has acquired Strathtox providing greatly improved `real-time` studies

    Mohawk Laboratories, the research and development arm of NCH Corporation, has acquired Strathkelvin’s latest respirometer, StrathtoxTM, resulting in greatly improved ‘real-time’ bioremediation potential efficacy studies for its BioAmp system. This allows NCH to provide quick study results to its customers and potential customers in determining whether or not the bacteria ...

  • Soil & water remediation - Burntisland

    Caustic Soda Soil & Water Remediation & Demolition Works Client: Alcan Chemicals Ltd. Consultant; RPS Plc Challenge: Address contamination including elevated pH levels up to 14 pH arising from the use of caustic soda within the site processes for producing allumina, hydrocarbon contaminated material from ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Gasoline pipeline break - Sun Pipeline Company

    LOCATION: Southeastern, PennsylvaniaPROJECT DATE:  November, 1984 to October, 1991CLIENT:  Sun Pipe Line Company BACKGROUND: A pipeline break resulted in the spill of 100,000 gallons of gasoline to a highly fractured shale aquifer. A number of private drinking water wells were affected. In excess of 10 homeowners were forced to vacate due to gasoline vapors in their homes. Producing ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Compost Markets Grow With Environmental Applications

    The use of compost in various environmental applications is one of the most intensive areas of compost research being pursued today. The high organic matter content and biological activity of compost makes it effective for use in a variety of applications. Five of these will be reviewed in this article: erosion control, revegetation, biofiltration, bioremediation, and wetlands construction. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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