fuel spill containment Articles

  • 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. ...

  • Jet fuel containment lagoon, Pittsburgh Airport, Pennsylvania

    Environmental responsibility takes top priority for the airforce reserve station at the Pittsburgh International Airport fuel facility. Thousands of gallons of jet fuel are stored and pumped each year, posing a significant environmental threat if the fuel was to reach ground water levels. In an effort to minimize storm water damage and environmental impact, engineers designed a detention pond ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure

    Background One of the EPA’s mandates is to prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waterways which are defined under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act as any waterway or body of water that is used for ...

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • Oil Spill Eater II used on another shoreline spill in Estancia Philippines

    “A significant spill of heavy oil (bunker C type) occurred when Power Barge No. 103 ran aground at the shores of Estancia during the height of typhoon Haiyan. Between 21 and 23 November, environment experts from the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau visited the site of the oil spill together with a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) environment expert, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Properties and Behavior of Fuels

    Fuel contaminants are generally nonhalogenated. Information presented for nonhalogenated VOCs and nonhalogenated SVOCs may also be appropriate for many of the fuel contaminants presented in this subsection. Contamination by fuel contaminants in the unsaturated zone exists in four phases: vapor in the pore spaces; sorbed to subsurface solids; dissolved in water; or as NAPL. The nature and extent ...

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • 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

  • Safety device for bottom drainage of fuel storage tanks

    General   One of the routine procedures at a fuel storage tank farm is the periodic draining of water which accumulates at the bottom of the storage tanks. ...


  • Chemical storage buildings isolate hazardous liquids and minimize damage from spills

    The improper storage of corrosives and flammable liquids is the leading cause of spills that can result in damage to facilities and impact worker safety. One of the most effective practices to help minimize damage from chemical spills is to isolate the various chemical hazards. Since knowledge of chemical compatibility is critical, it is important to understand that there are two major types of ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Fuel Distribution Industry meets discharge limits

    OIL SKIMMER HELPS FUEL DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY UPGRADE OIL/WATER SEPARATORS TO MEET DISCHARGE LIMITS AND REDUCE HAUL AWAY COSTS The Oil Skimmers, Inc. Model 6V oil recovery system is helping the fuel distribution industry improve the efficiency of oil/water separators and reduce costs associated with frequent “pump outs”. THE PROBLEM: Small fuel spills are a frequent occurrence ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking at the pieces ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Modelling to assist risk assessment and remedial strategy development for a petrol spill

    Client: Confidential: Petroleum Retailer Location: Luton, UK Services: Groundwater modelling, contaminant transport modelling, remediation strategy development Summary: Groundwater modelling demonstrated that hydraulic containment of a contaminant plume could effectively protect a public water supply in the medium term, ...

  • The Three Basic Parameters for How to Address Oil / Hydrocarbon Based Material Spills

    The most basic quesAon to ask in regards to oil spills is, why do you clean them up? Very few people get the reason why you clean up an oil spill. The reason you clean up an oil spill is to reduce the toxicity of the oil to the environment so that living organisms can survive/ live. If single celled organisms can live in the environment, then generally ...

  • 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.

  • Unique sponge system contains water contaminants in storm drains

    Untitled Document SmartSponge technology captures oil and hydrocarbons from stormwater runoff, preventing its discharge into receiving waters. Water quality is being ...


    By Baum Publications Ltd.

  • Sustainable waste cooking oil systems supporting reuse such as Bio-fuels

    Waste cooking oil has great potential to be used as bio-fuel. What is not well known is that oil leaks carry risks of contamination and disease - proper storage is essential. OverviewWaste cooking oil is a valuable commodity reused in a variety of markets. In the United Kingdom, the developing markets for reuse of this waste oil is bio-fuel, which is fuel used for heating and diesel. ...

  • AST Emergency back-up and mission critical fueling systems- Case Study

    The Challenge This Tanknology client is a large operator of hospitals and healthcare facilities, spanning multiple states. They operate more than 200 fuel storage tanks, roughly 75 percent aboveground and 25 percent underground. The tanks are specifically for back-up power generation. The company is in acquisition mode, with new facilities periodically added to their portfolio. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • AST regional fuel distribution and services provider – Case Study

    The Challenge This Tanknology client is one of the largest regional wholesale petroleum marketers in the US, currently operating 15 bulk-fueling locations with more than 100 Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs), supplies, fuel and lubricants to thousands of clients across multiple states. The company is an expansion mode, with frequent acquisitions. Tanknology historically has supported the ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

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