crude oil contaminated site Articles

  • Case study - Texas crude oil in soil sites

    Sunset Well Service, Inc. is an environmental contractor located in the Midland/Odessa area of Texas. They use their UVF-3100D analyzer to help excavate and remediate soils contaminated by produced water and crude oil. Laboratories in Texas test TPH using the TX 1005 GC-FID Method. This method is similar to U.S. EPA Method 8015M, but reports the GRO, DRO and ORO fractions separately. Soils from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - Crude oil in water

    Produced Water Treatment Site: A pilot study was performed to test water samples contaminated with produced water from several oil well production sites in Wyoming for a company that provides mobile water treatment systems that enable oil and gas companies to recycle and reuse flow back water more efficiently. The samples were tested for their gasoline range and extended diesel/oil range ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Phytoremediation of Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil

    Abstract  Phytoremediation uses plants and their associated microorganisms in conjunction with agronomic techniques to remove or degrade environmental contaminants. The objective of the field study was to evaluate the effect of vegetation establishment plus fertilizer addition on the biodegradation of alkylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a crude oil-contaminated soil. Four ...


  • Isolation and characterization of crude oil degrading bacillus spp.

    Crude oil continues to be used as the principal source of energy and play an important role in the global environmental pollutant considerations. On the other hand, oil will remain as a major source of energy in the next several decades, because a reliable alternative energy comsumption has not yet been substituted. (Trindade et al., 2005, Al- Saleh and Obuekwe, 2005). There are so many bacterial ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Is it clean or contaminated soil? Using petrogenic versus biogenic GC‐FID chromatogram patterns to mathematically resolve false petroleum hydrocarbon detections in clean organic soils: A crude oil spiked peat microcosm experiment

    The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Reference Method for the Canada‐Wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil provides chemistry analysis standards and toxicity guidelines for the remediation of contaminated sites. However, these methods can co‐extract natural biogenic organic compounds (BOCs) from organic soils, causing false exceedences of toxicity ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A Feasibility Study for Assessment of In-situ Bioremediation Potential of a Crude Oil Degrading Pseudomonas Consortium

    Following is a link and abstract for an article published in the Journal for Scientific Research wherein a Pseudomonas consortium isolated from a site contaminated with crude oil was applied and effectively used to remediate the same contaminated site under particular environmental conditions.    Link to pdf:  ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Novel diesel-oil-degrading bacteria and fungi from the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

    Isolating new diesel-oil-degrading microorganisms from crude-oil contaminated sites and evaluating their degradation capacities are vitally important in the remediation of oil-polluted environments and crude-oil exploitation. In this research, new hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria and fungi were isolated from the crude-oil contaminated soil of the oil-fields in the Amazon rainforest of north-east ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

    The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Field survey of Canadian background soils: Implications for a new mathematical GC‐FID approach for resolving false detections of petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) in clean soils

    The Reference Method for the Canada‐Wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil provides laboratories with methods for generating accurate and reproducible soil analysis results. The CWS PHC Tier 1 generic soil quality guidelines apply to four carbon ranges/fractions: F1 (C6‐C10), F2 (C10‐C16), F3 (C16‐C34) and F4 (>C34). The methods and guidelines were developed and validated ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Sitelab gains laboratory certification with New Jersey DEP

    Located in New Jersey?  Use UVF instead of Gas Chromatography to save time and money on your next project! The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the first state regulatory agency in the country to approve and certify the use of field analytical methods as part of their "Triad Approach," without compromising data quality and reliability.  Using UVF for ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Phytoremediation - I

    Introduction Phytoremediation is a process that uses plants to remove, transfer, stabilize, and destroy contaminants in soil and sediment. The mechanisms of phytoremediation include enhanced rhizosphere biodegradation, phyto-extraction (also called phyto-accumulation), phyto-degradation, and phyto-stabilization. Enhanced Rhizosphere Biodegradation Enhanced ...

  • 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 ...

  • Customer Success Story - Sunoco, Inc.

    At a Glance Company: Sunoco is a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products. With 825,000 barrels per day of refining capacity, approximately 4,700 retail sites selling gasoline, approximately 6,000 miles of crude oil and refined product pipelines and 43 product terminals, Sunoco is one of the largest independent refiner-marketers in the United States. ...


    By ENFOS, Inc.

  • From Pilot Studies to Full Scale Plant

    Natural gas is widely used as a primary energy source and is one of the most efficient fuel source. For this reason, more and more gas is utilized exceeding existent production facilities. Oil and gas companies therefore expand there measures and step behind borders finding and exploit new resources. One area of major interest is the Barents Sea, a remote area far from industry and civilisation. ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

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