fuel spill Articles

  • Reducing Risks and Costs associated with oil/fuel spill response

    Replacing inadequate spill response with 21st technology The information presented herein will demonstrate to insurance companies and their insured clients how to mitigate risk and reduce costs associated with oil/fuel spills. Insurance companies, Protection & Indemnity (P&I) clubs, and parties that pay high premiums are doing so based on the excessive costs associated with using ...

  • What Makes SpillFix The Better Absorbent Product?

    What is your go-to absorbent product? For many people working at garages or on industrial sites, when looking to clean up a liquid spill their go-to absorbent product is one of the popular brand clay based solutions. However, the truth is that clay absorbent products are usually not easy to use and pose a number of safety-related risks when used improperly. We believe that when it comes to ...

  • This New Year, Commit to Workplace Health and Safety

    Workplace health and safety is something that every industry and career path faces in its own way. While our team primarily focuses on issues that impact people who work with chemicals or liquids, like fuel distributors or chemists, we see on the news all too often the impact of lax safety regulations in all sorts of workplaces and industries. We understand that accidents happen sometimes ...

  • Safe Drain® Contains Jet Fuel Spill

    "During a routine fueling operation, our facility experienced a fuel spill, which allowed approx 50 gallons of jet fuel to enter into a storm drain. The extremely unpleasant fallout from this event included facing Airport and regulatory officials and yes fines! This event resulted in our decision to install Safe Drains spill protection devices in each of the 20 storm drains on our ramp areas. ...

  • Railroad Fueling

    Small Spills = Large Problems: A Look into Fueling Best Practices for the Railroad Industry Fact – fuel contains toxic substances. Thus, fuel spills can have a decidedly negative impact on the environment. Specifically, with regard to diesel fuel use in the transportation industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has strict regulations in place to help prevent the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • The use of microbial gene abundance in the development of fuel remediation guidelines in polar soils

    Terrestrial fuel spills in Antarctica commonly occur on ice‐free land around research stations as the result of human activities. Successful clean‐up of spills requires appropriate targets that enable contaminated sites to be signed off as no longer posing environmental risk following remediation. These targets are based on knowledge of the impacts of contaminants on the soil ecosystem and on ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fuel spills near Norton Reservoir

    Fire and state officials are investigating the possible environmental impact of a kerosene spill near the Norton Reservoir that leaked an estimated 250 gallons of the heating fuel into the snow and ground on Saturday afternoon. Fire Capt. Kent Campbell said he was called to investigate a spill at an outside storage tank at a mobile home park on Mansfield Avenue (Route 140), when a homeowner ...


    By Penney Engineering, Inc.

  • Soil invertebrate community change over fuel‐contaminated sites on a subantarctic island: An ecological field‐based line of evidence for site risk assessment

    A number of fuel spills, of both recent and historic origins, have occurred on World Heritage listed subantarctic Macquarie Island. Sites contaminated by mainly diesel fuels are undergoing remediation by the Australian Antarctic Division. The risks posed by these sites are being managed using a “weight of evidence” approach, for which this study provides a preliminary line of evidence for the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Power-washing & street sweeping companies are using the OS liquid

    Power-washing & street sweeping companies are using the OS liquid or oil Solutions liquid to clean old stains on asphalt, cement & wood. Similar to an old oil stain in your driveway. These are impossible to clean. You can try anything soaps, degreasers and the products in the local hardware stores that don’t work. We have all tried them, Oil Solutions liquid or OS liquid is the only ...

  • Toxicity of diesel contaminated soils to the subantarctic earthworm Microscolex macquariensis

    Several fuel spills have occurred on subantarctic Macquarie Island (54°30′ S 158°57′ E) associated with storing fuel and generating power for the Island's research station. The Australian Antarctic Division began full‐scale, on‐site remediation of these sites in 2009. To develop appropriate target concentrations for remediation, acute and chronic tests were developed with the endemic earthworm, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fuel Oil Spill during maintenance in Ohio

    During replacement of oil furnace by an HVAC contractor in Ohio, there was an accidental release of almost 250 gallons of No. 2 heating oil in the basement. The oil seeped below the concrete surface and the smell of heating oil fumes was so strong that the home owner was advised to relocate in a hotel to prevent chemical burn of throat tissues. Environment company in charge of the cleanup removed ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Temporal changes in the sensitivity of coastal Antarctic zooplankton communities to diesel fuel: A comparison between single‐ and multi‐species toxicity tests

    Despite increasing human activity and risk of fuel spills in Antarctica, little is known about the impact of fuel on Antarctic marine fauna. The authors performed both single‐ and multi‐species (whole community) acute toxicity tests to assess the sensitivity of an Antarctic coastal zooplankton community to the water‐accommodated fraction of Special Antarctic Blend diesel. Single‐species tests ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Development of technology for high-level radwaste treatment to ceramic matrix by method of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis

    For the purpose of reduction of the risk of spread of transuranic actinides, carbon-14 and other radionuclides contained in the NPP HLW, the Rosenergoatom concern decided to develop a technology of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) to obtain a ceramic matrix suitable for long-term and ecologically safe deep geological disposal of the high-level radwaste of the nuclear industry. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - AUTEC, US Navy Base

    Location: Andros Islands, Bahamas System Applied: JBT 303 Substrate / Area:Concrete, Secondary Containment / 26,000 sq.ft. / 15,500 sq.ft. Date Completed: August 2002, December 2002 Quality Control: Primeaux Associates, Inc. Project Description The main diesel and aviation fuel storage secondary containment area was not performing as had been designed. Several fuel spills within the ...

  • Potential Hazards of Gasoline Additives in Altering Soil Environment in Favor of Harmful Microorganisms

    This is the first report about adverse inhibitory effect of V-Guard and E-Guard gasoline additives against soil beneficial Streptomyces. V-Guard and E-Guard gasoline additives are anti valve seat recession agents used in unleaded gas for old car engines in Iran. They contaminate soil and groundwater by fuel leaks and spills. Streptomyces are of the major contributors to the biological buffering ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Hydrocarbon Bioremediation – Cleaning fuels & motor oil spills on water - Case Study

    Background Nanobite Products proved how effective they are in hydrocarbon bioremediation on water with the almost total remediation in one week of fuel spills from abandoned cars. Read on… On March 30 2006, in Black Sod Bay in County Mayo, between 45 and 50 cars were transported from a neighbouring island destined for scrap. They were deposited at low tide on the shoreline to await ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part I

    There are numerous federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply to aviation facilities. The requirements are continually expanding due to new and revised regulations. There has recently been a significant increase in inspection frequency and official letters of non-compliance. FBO facilities are the most often targeted. Since fuel storage is usually the greatest environmental ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Field Project : North Central California - Case Study

    Project Location: North Central California Volume of soil: 250 yd3 Contamination type(s): Diesel fuel Average level of contamination: 370 PPM Results from confirmation testing: Non-detect for diesel and BTEX for all samples (sensitivity: parts per-million) Location: North Central California Treatment: Oxidizer w/fentons reagent Volume of soil: 250 yd3 Contamination type(s): Diesel fuel/age of ...

  • Application of photocatalytic process for removal of methyl tert-butyl ether from highly contaminated water

    The addition of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to gasoline as an additive to replace tetraethyl lead has brought about a significant improvement in air quality (Zang and Farnood, 2005a). MTBE raises the oxygen content of gasoline thus helps reduce harmful agent of CO, NOx and ydrocarbon emissions from vehicle exhausts (Jacobs et al., 2001; Zang and Farnood, 2005b; Guillard et al., 2003). About 20 ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Oil skimming solution keeps national railway running year round

    A North American railway that prides itself on environmental responsibility recently worked with an engineering firm to design a new wastewater treatment facility for one of its refueling stations in British Columbia. The design challenge required a careful balance of meeting the railway’s commitment to environmental sustainability, while still being able to operate in severe weather ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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