crude oil remediation Articles

  • Biodegradation of crude oil in soil using chicken manure

    To investigate enhancement of crude oil biodegradation by adding microbes to the contaminated soil, chicken manure was put into oil-polluted soil (at 10% v/w pollution level). In the soil amended with chicken manure, 72.5% of the crude oil was degraded, whereas only 52.7% of same oil was degraded in the unamended soil. The remedied soil contains 1.4 × 106 CFU g−1 crude oil-degrading bacteria, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Surface Decontamination of Crude Oil by DeconGel 1101 and 1102

    ABSTRACT Surface decontamination efficacy determination of DeconGelTM 1101 and 1102 on aluminum, stainless steel, and concrete surfaces contaminated with Crude Oil (polyaromatic hydrocarbons fraction) was performed with LC/MS (Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SW-846 Methods: 3500C (sampling), 8321B (analysis), and 1654A (Analysis of ...


    By METIS Scientific

  • 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 ...


  • Dispersant and salinity effects on weathering and acute toxicity of South Louisiana crude oil

    Chemical dispersants are an important technology in the remediation of oil spills in the aquatic environment, facilitating degradation of crude oil and salinity is an important factor in dispersant effectiveness. The aim of the current study was to explore the role of salinity on the degradation chemistry of crude oil polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and acute toxicity of the water ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Munox SR Remediates Oil Seepage on Caribbean Island

    Munox SR bioaugmentation remediated petroleum seepage on a Caribbean Island by NRG Save of Toronto.  For several years on-going surface seepage from a crude petroleum leak was collected in a pit to prevent further surface flow.  Recently, Munox SR was added to the pit and to the ground surface.  After 6 days the water in the pit was visibly cleaner.  After 12 days ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Remediation of refinery waste, oil sludge from lagoons and contaminated soils - case study

    The first VacuDry plant installed at a refinery is designed to treat waste which has accumulated over the last decades, as well as waste that will be generated inside the refinery in the future. The semi-mobile system has a capacity of 1.5 to 2 tons per hour. The plant is designed for maximum flexibility and can treat different types of refinery wastes ranging from dry soil to wet centrifuge ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Land remediation & sludge processing case study

    In late 2009 the company was approached by a London based consultancy on behalf of their clients with oil and gas interests in an Eastern European country. The brief was to supply a technology that could assist in the clean-up of historical oil spills around redundant oil wells in a working oilfield. Our initial meeting led us to believe that this was a viable contract and following several ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Characterization and treatability of a contaminated soil from an oil exploration zone

    Abstract: A crude contaminated soil, arising from an oil production zone in Tabasco, Mexico was studied. A sample of about 40 kg was dried and screened through meshes 10-100. Total petroleum hydrocarbons and 6 metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, V and Zn) were determined to the different portions. For soil which passed mesh 10, six non-ionic, three anionic and one zwitterionic surfactant solutions ...

  • Distribution, characterization, and exposure of MC252 oil in the supratidal beach environment

    The distribution and characteristics of MC252 oil:sand aggregates, termed surface residue balls (SRBs), were measured on the supratidal beach environment of oil‐impacted Fourchon Beach in Louisiana (USA). Probability distributions of 4 variables, surface coverage (%), size of SRBs (mm2 of projected area), mass of SRBs per m2 (g/m2), and concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Shell and BP`s ecologically friendly solution to its wastewater treatment

    SAPREF (Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd), South Africa's largest crude oil refinery sought a faster, more cost-effective and ecologically friendly solution to its waste water treatment at its fuel storage facility in the Durban harbor area. Learning about BPC's unique, innovative bio-remediation technology, it opted for an ad hoc one-time treatment that would solve its ...


    By Märkisches Werk GmbH

  • MB Bioremediation - Case Study

    Patented dry product delivering billions of live non-genetically modified microorganisms for bioremediation of oil, gasoline, diesel, grease or any other hydrocarbon based contamination. MB Bioremediation Drill Cutting Remediation Emergency Public Area Clean-up & Treatment Industrial Remediation Oil Production Pit Remediation ...


    By DryLet

  • Case study - NAPL forensics analysis at refinery site in Kansas

    An environmental consultant at Subsurface Environmental Solutions, LLC used Sitelab to fingerprint a large plume of Non Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL) located at a former oil refinery in Kansas. The plume is commingled with gasoline, diesel, crude oil and other petroleum products. Sitelab’s portable UVF-3100D analyzer is fitted with optical filters which can measure the C6 to C10 gasoline ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Hydrocarbon Monitoring Technologies

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has increased the interest in technology in oil spills, cleanups and remediation. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to present challenges to every person in the region whose livelihood or operations depend on access to clean water and air.While the obvious presence of crude oil floating on the surface appears to have diminished, the concern that the bulk ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Case Study - Plains All American Pipeline Company (Plains)

    Principal Client Services: CEQA/NEPA Air Quality Water Quality Toxic Materials Mitigation Measure Implementation Permitting E2 has provided environmental consulting services to Plains All American Pipeline Company (Plains) and predecessors Pacific Energy Partners and ARCO Pipeline for over a decade. Activities have covered broad areas from ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Green transportation: need, technology and challenges

    Internal combustion (IC) engine based vehicles are the backbone of the modern transport sector. These vehicles use fossil fuels as a source of energy to propel it and emit toxic gases. These noxious gases harm the environment and causes human health problems. Hasty usage of fossil fuels results in rapid depletion of these resources and price inflation. These concerns encourage the modern society ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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