containment boom Articles

  • Sonic Boom

    As Sonic Environmental revs up its newest sonic generator, the end to PCB contamination may now be in sight. It’s March 10, 2005 and Wes Young is grinning from ear to ear, barely able to contain his excitement. It’s not too often this engineer displays the emotions of a kid in candy store, but just that morning Mr. Young and a couple of his co-workers fired up his company’s newest sonic ...


  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer

  • Gulf Oil Spill Sparks Boom At Cooley

    Article covers Cooley fabric being manufactured furing Gulf oil spill. In a typical year, the Cooley Group would churn out between 30,000 and 40,000 linear yards of a membrane the company calls Coolthane, a highly durable material designed to contain hazardous spills. But this is not a typical year. For the last two months, the Pawtucket manufacturer’s factory on Esten Avenue has cranked ...


    By Cooley Group

  • The Growing Threat To Canada`s Oil Sands Boom

    The Alberta Oil Sands reserves are among the top three oil reserves in the world, and are being aggressively developed by the world's largest energy producers; The Oil Sands are being counted on to replace falling production elsewhere in the world, and are strategically important to the energy industry; Extracting oil from the sands is highly water-intensive and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • The Asbestos Business is Booming – But from the Wrong End

    I eat dinner somewhere between 8:30pm and 9:30pm most nights. Burned out from starting my Blackberry at 6 a.m. and shutting it down at 12 a.m., as well as sitting in front of the computer all day, I do workout, important for everyone to do, and I do speak with my wife, also important, but I tend to watch brainless television while I eat, as well as keep my Blackberry turned on. I switched ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Geotube Containment and Dewatering technology was used to dispose of slurry waste from North River Mine - Case Study

    At the North River Mine in Berry, AL, two waste streams are created from the processing plant, coarse rock and fine rock particles. Coming from the processing plant, the fine rock particles are suspended in water forming a slurry. This slurry is normally disposed of via surface impoundments or injected into abandoned underground mine workings. The volume of this waste stream is very significant ...

  • Introducing `Oscar`

     Introducing O.S.C.A.R., Guardian Environmental Technologies newest entrant to the oil sheen control and removal community. This product incorporates the industry approved standard oil spill containment booms with Guardian's own SheenGuard oil sheen removal blankets. The absorbent used is PetroGuard, the original oil solidifier that was introduced by Guardian in 1992. OSCAR's unique design ...

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Open water spill at Kemess Mine in Canada

    We received a request for SpillRemed (Industrial) from Kemess Mine located in the rocky mountains in Canada. The mine was so inaccessible that it took almost 10 days for the shipment to reach the customer. The company had a diesel spill in the containment berm and as per the standard protocol absorbent booms were placed to recover the spill, but unfortunately the boom absorbed water and sank at ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Inland diesel spill case study

    Introduction In January 2000 an oil spill occurred in the North of England. It was estimated up to 30,000 litres of diesel fuel had escaped the fuel storage tanks of a major factory due to a burst pipe. Fortunately most of the spilled oil found its way to a nearby drainage facility owned by the local Water Authority. Due to neglect the drainage outlet pipe that feeds ...

  • RCRA Regulation of Wastes from the Production, Use, and Disposal of Nanomaterials

    The booming growth of nanotechnology in the U.S. economy has already begun to create an expanding universe of wastes from the manufacture, use, and disposal of products containing nanomaterials. Just as nanomaterial products offer useful novel properties, nanomaterial wastes may present regulators with unexpected and unique questions. Researchers are trying to assess how nanomaterials and ...

  • One Billion Devices

    Increasing standards of living mean more — literally hundreds of millions more — computers, cell phones and other electronic devices are being deployed in developing nations. But what happens when these hot new devices are no longer wanted? Researchers from two institutions in India — the PEC University of Technology in Chandigarh and Surya World Technical ...


    By Ensia

  • 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 ...

  • Case Study: Turun Kakskerta

    The initial situation The condition of the Kakskerranjärvi Lake has worsened over the past decades, mainly due to nutrients produced by agriculture and housing. The lake has been restored using aeration already since 1987. The Kakskerranjärvi advisory board and protective society decided to improve aeration in the lake. It was verified that the nutrients contained in the basal sediment ...


    By W-Rix Ltd

  • Canada pump and power utilizes hydraulic submersible pumps in unique applications

    Abrasive slurry, temperature swings of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, remote locations…any of these things would test a pump system. Canada Pump and Power’s hydraulic pump platforms face all three obstacles to transfer solids out of waste ponds. In service for more than two years, CPP’s Hydraulic Tiller Dredge utilizes a Cornell hydraulic submersible 6NNT pump married with a ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Environmental solutions for the natural gas industries

    As domestic natural gas production continues to grow, the industry faces unique air pollution control challenges that require custom-designed solutions. This White Paper examines two aspects of the natural gas exploration and production industry: Production of “frac sand” used in hydraulic fracturing and operation of dehydration units. America‟s natural gas industry continues ...

  • M-Coating – drain & sewer spraylining the economical solution to manhole shaft renovation

    M-Coating – Procedure for renovating a manhole shaft using ERGELIT Kombina KS M-Coating is a new, innovative renovation technique for both round and rectangular drainage shafts from 500mm to 1200mm. It is based on over 15 years of the Hermes company’s experience. Using this centrifuge spray technique, walls of shafts up to 10 metres deep can be coated to a realistic thickness. ...


    By HERMES Technologie Ltd.

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that once were abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain substances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Discarded files: an ID nightmare

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Investigators probing the affairs of Jonathan Boxman, a former title-insurance agent who was arrested in July on charges he allegedly stole money from clients during the high-flying days of the real-estate boom, might want to look behind his onetime office building in a remote section of Charleston. That's where hundreds of Boxman's clients' files sit stuffed in open, dirty ...


    By Ameri-Shred Corp.

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