hydrocarbon clean-up Articles

  • Bioremediation of diesel spill - cumbria, united kingdom

    Introduction Microbac has successful undertaken the clean up of a diesel spill at a site in Cumbria. The oil escaped from a large storage tank, located at the top of an incline after a problem occurred with closure of the valve. The position of the spill resulted in oil running down the incline and into the site drainage system. In response to the client"s request, Microbac ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Desorption kinetics of naphthalene from sediment particles: batch and stepwise desorption approach

    We investigated three major parameters in simulating desorption behaviours: the pre-contamination period, dilution by clean water mass (dilution ratio) and the length of the time interval between dilutions, in both batch and stepwise desorption experiments using particles pre-contaminated with a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, naphthalene (NAPH). We found that the dilution ratio plays a major ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pilot Scale Remediation of BTEX, MTBE, Naphthalene, Isopropylbenzene, and Trimethylbenzene

    Site Summary Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (Environmental Response Division) has spearheaded efforts to clean up concentrations of petroleum compounds associated with two former underground storage tanks. A field pilot study was performed to determine the effectiveness of ORC in treating the on site petroleum hydrocarbon contamination.Approximately 3,720 lbs. of ORC were ...


    By Regenesis

  • Top-down, intelligent reservoir modelling of oil and gas producing shale reservoirs: case studies

    Producing hydrocarbon from shale plays has attracted much attention in recent years. Advances in horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing have made shale reservoirs a focal point for many operators. Our understanding of the complexities associated with the flow mechanism in shale has not kept up with our interest in shale formations. We present the application of a new reservoir ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MPPE for Resins monomer containing Wastewater BTEX removal 99.99 %

    The Surface Coatings Resins Business Unit of Akzo Nobel in Louisville, KY, has chosen the Macro Porous Polymer - Extraction technology for treating process wastewater. The MPPE unit with a capacity of 20 gpm removes xylene and ethyl benzene from 200 ppm to less than 20 ppb. The new system assures compliance with local discharge regulations, while improving economy, reliability, and flexibility in ...

  • Assessment Of Tropical Grasses And Legumes For Phytoremediation Of Petroleum-Contaminated Soils

    Phytoremediation is a promising technology for the clean-up of petroleum-contaminated soils, especially in the tropics where climatic conditions favour plant growth and microbial activity and where financial resources can be limited. The objective of this work was to identify tropical plant species from the eastern savannahs of Venezuela suitable for this technology. Three legumes (Calopogonium ...


    By Springer

  • Muddy waters

    Mark Zwinderman of Surface Active Solutions, looks at the dangers involved in the cleaning and maintenance of mud tanks and associated equipment The oil industry involves many thousands of people working daily in potentially hazardous circumstances with dangerous chemicals and sophisticated engineering equipment. There has been a consistent and determined drive by the industry to reduce the ...

  • Catalytic Oxidizers

    As the full effect of the Federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many different companies will be required to install air pollution control equipment. With more than twenty-five years of proven success, catalytic oxidation continues to be a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. According to the Clean Air Act, any organic ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Achieving exemplary compliance case study

    Challenge: A major integrated oil company retained the services of Antea Group to manage environmental liability at a bulk storage and distribution facility that supplies gasoline, diesel fuel and other refined petroleum product to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.  The property presented a series of unique challenges including multiple LNAPL plumes, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Right Choice for Upholstery Maintenance In High-Traffic Zones

    Maintaining expensive upholstery in high traffic areas, such as hotels, restaurants, casinos, hospitals and offices, is not an easy job. Upholstered furniture in places like restaurants and hotels is subject to dropped food deposits and beverage spills, and can develop unpleasant stains and odors. Using powerful cleaning chemicals to eliminate stains may result in damage to the color or ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Bioremediation of Kerosene and Diesel Fuel in soil case study

    The United States has a large hazardous waste problem that is threatening both human health and the environment. Current analysis of the nearly 1,200 National Priority List (NPL) sites reveals that about 80% of the sites are contaminated with organic compounds. Clean-up of hazardous waste sites, as a national priority has accelerated the development of bioremediation technologies. Environmental ...

  • Case study: Gates Development Company, Denver, Colorado

    Introduction In March 2005, LT Environmental, Inc. (LTE) implemented its TerraCert™ program, a precision remediation process, to treat groundwater impacted by trichloroethene (TCE) and other regulated chlorinated hydrocarbons at the Gates Development Corporation (Gates) facility located in Denver, Colorado. TerraCert™ involves evaluation, design, and installation significantly ...

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - LMBV Schwarze Pumpe - DE

    Groundwater remediation Former brown coal conversion site Five MPPE units Operational since 2002 Challenge 2 years of intensive testing Reinfiltration of purified water Ideal to enhance insitu biodegradation Enhanced DNAPL & LNAPL removal with surfactant ...

  • Trailer Mounted Afterburner for Soil Remediation

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, aromatic hydrocarbons, solvents and many other ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Use of process analytics for cracking processes in refineries – Case Study

    Crude oil processing Crude oil is a complex mixture of hydrocarbon compounds and relatively small quantities of other materials such as oxygen, nitrogen, sulphur, salt and water as well as inorganics and metals. It occurs naturally in the ground and was formed millions of years ago. Crude oil varies from source to source in composition and colour. It is typically mixed with gases, which have to ...

  • Soil remediation system - Trailer mounted portable afterburner

    The Problem A major Vapor & Odor Control company needed a portable solution to clean the soil leftover at old fuel stations. portable afterburner The Process Soil Remediation Afterburners & Oxidizers are manufactured to treat soil containing contaminates such as petroleum hydrocarbons, with diesel oil, gasoline, ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • 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.

  • Reverberation from the Past and Present

    “Excuse me. Can you speak up a little?” came the request from a fellow student seated near me towards the rear of the classroom. This was Organic Chemistry, and as a second-year physics student, I abhorred Organic Chemistry.To make matters worse, there were 25 students in the laboratory classroom scattered about granite worktables, each of us straining to hear something that would help us ...

  • Applications Report Presented at the Produced Water Society Seminar 2013

    “Performance Testing of Micro Media and Conventional Filters operating on Heavy Oil Produced Water in the San Joaquin Valley (California)”,  an application note, was presented by Michael Dejak and Michael Sheedy at the 23rd Annual Produced Water Society Seminar taking place in Houston, TX, this past January. The Produced Water Society Seminar is held every year. Each seminar ...

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - TOTAL F 15A Offshore - NL

    Offshore Gas Produced Water treatment-Unmanned Operation Operational since 2002 Robust against salt, surfactants, Corrosion inhibitors Fulfilling TOTAL’s environmental goal beyond present legal requirements Challenge Unmanned operation Remote control Practically no space on existing ...

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