containment sumps Articles

  • Using a Self Bailer on Containment Sumps to Filter Hydrocarbons

    How do you eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment systems and maintain compliance with EPA and Clean Water Act regulations?  Since most outdoor oil storage tank sumps and oil drum spill pallets will inevitably be exposed to local precipitation and storm water runoff from nearby catchment surfaces, it is necessary to make sure you ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Monitoring Hydroelectric Dam Sumps - Case study

    The Situation Hydroelectric dams produce electric power by harnessing the force of the water flowing through the dam. There are numerous sources for oil spillage: The hydroelectric turbines are lubricated by lubrication oils. The very large water control valves are normally hydraulic powered and are lubricated with various greases and oils. Vehicles ...

  • Continuous water recycling for reusable plastic containers

    Abstract The pilot study and full scale installation of UF-RO based System to recycle around 75% of wastewater from plastic pallet washing facility is described. The installed System had several issues that had to be resolved. Cooling tower was installed to cool water to below 85 o F. Ion exchange Systems were installed after the UF membranes to remove iron and silica. Multiple filtration ...

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Syncrude oilsands tailings pond, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada

    Syncrude Canada produces a large part of Canada's crude oil supply. The company processes about 225,000 bbl/day. The oil produced is used for jet and automobile fuel, home heating oil, plastics and other consumer synthetics. Crude oil is produced through a process of mining, extracting and upgrading bitumen. A rich supply of bitumen is contained in the Athabasca oil sands deposit in northern ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Bioremediation of diesel oil - derwent island, national trust, united kingdom

    Introduction A spillage of red diesel oil (heating oil) from a holding tank located on Derwent Island in Lake Derwentwater, Cumbria, has been successfully treated using Microbac"s oil degrading bacterial cultures. The spill occurred in the Lake District National Park and a major concern was contamination of the lake water. The main problem associated with the work was access to the island ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Hahn manufacturing chose oil skimming to remove tramp oils and saved money in the process

    Hahn Manufacturing, a family-owned business, decided to skim oil, recycle coolant and help keep its part of the world cleaner. Hahn Manufacturing, located in Cleveland, Ohio, supplies precision prototype and production machined parts for OEMs across the country. The coolant tanks in Hahn's multiple machining centers were being contaminated with tramp oil. Plant manager Gary Ott was concerned ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • RECs and recommendations

    As environmental consultants, we all provide our clients with recommendations following a site inspection, site investigation, removal action or most any type of work we do on a property. Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) often differ in this regard as many clients do not want recommendations, at least not included as part of the written report. I personally do not provide ...

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Detection for Power Distribution Stations

    Transformer Substations Utilities have hundreds of transformer substations. In each substation there are usually several transformers.  Each transformer contains a high volume of insulation oil. A catch basin is built under ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Startup and Performance of a Lava Rock Based Biotrickling Filter at the Waxahachie Wastewater Treatment Plant

    ABSTRACTThe City of Waxahachie, TX required odor control for the Preliminary Treatment Area of the Waxahachie Wastewater Treatment Plant. A lava rock based biotrickling filter was installed to treat hydrogen sulfide gas present in the Preliminary Treatment Area via a bio-oxidation process. INTRODUCTIONWhen the Waxahachie Wastewater Treatment Plant expanded their plant to 8 MGD, they added a ...

  • Chlorine gas protection - Case Study

    Application As part of a scheme to bring safe drinking water to 1.5 million people in Omdurman City, part of Greater Khartoum, Biwater International was appointed by the Government of Sudan to undertake a major turnkey design and construction project. Chlorine is the conventional means of water disinfection, so Biwater brought in ERG to design and manufacture the emergency gas ...

  • Liquid waste off-gas treatment - Case Study

    Application Biffa Waste Services operate a major waste disposal site at Kilsyth in Scotland where they handle many types of industrial liquid effluent. This can give rise to a range of emissions from both the tank farm and the road tanker deliveries. In addition, significant NO2 and nitric acid fume releases can arise from process upset conditions. ERG provided an emergency NO2 ...

  • A major Canadian mining company, 4 Crisafulli FLUMP dredges-case study

    August 2007. A major Canadian mining company purchased four Crisafulli FLUMP dredges to replace their pond cleaning methods (manually hosing solids to a sump pump) and reported that the operation of the FLUMPs exceeded expectations; the FLUMPs worked very well and removed lots of solids; the FLUMPs performed much faster and more easily than the prior method. The mining company made the ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs in Ground Water, Surface Water and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to provide remediation of VOCs in the ground water. Treatability studies to characterize the biodegradability may be needed for any biodegradation technology. Treatability studies are usually necessary to ensure that the contaminated ground water can be treated effectively at the design flow. A subsurface geologic characterization would be ...

  • Siloxanes reactor - Siloxanes removal in municipal WWTP - Case Study

    Siloxanes - What are they? Siloxanes are a subgroup of silica compounds containing Si-O bonds with organic radicals attached to the silica molecule including methyl and ethyl groups, among others. These compounds are widely used in various industrial processes and are frequently added to consumer products (shampoos, toothpastes, lotions, paper products, paints, oils,...). ...

  • Great Island Tank 4 and bund refurbishment - case study

    Lining works to refurbish the existing tank farm secondary containment bund and HFO Tank 4 are ongoing at Great Island CCGT project. Lining Tech are contracted in to Balfour Beatty Ireland on this design and build project for the client Tank 4 Works Installation of 1,140m2 of 1mm HDPE leak detection liner to the floor of HFO tank 4 Fabrication and installation ...

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