hydrocarbon clean-up Articles

  • Knowing your A/A split from your elbow

    The term Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) still remains poorly defined so that TPH data provided by laboratories is prone to disparity according to the analytical procedure undertaken, says Malcolm Avis of Chemtest. TPH data may be required for regulatory compliance, risk assessment, investigation or remediation. An appreciation of the methodology and terminology will ...


  • Tyco earth tech - soil bioremediation

    Summary: In June 2006 EarthTech (a member of the Tyco group of companies) undertook the bioremedial clean-up treatment of hydrocarbon contaminated muddy gravel at one of their sites in Hungary. The muddy gravel was contaminated with TPH levels in excess of 300,000 mg/kg in parts and was a stern test for the feasibility of bioremediation within the region. The project was ...


  • Amerada Hess - acid flow back

    Client: Amerada Hess Triton - UK CETCO Oilfield Services successfully treated contaminated water returns on the Amerada Hess Triton FPSO. The fluids were treated during well clean-up operations and have reduced the potential for overboard oil discharges and production upsets at the offshore installation approximately 120 miles east of Aberdeen. Contaminated water returns are a common problem for ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Green machine takes new tangent on wastewater reuse

    The idea came to Jason Snydmiller while he was on the island of Borneo. At the time, Snydmiller had learned that the super-major – one of the six largest non-state-owned energy companies – he was under contract to would promptly fine any contractor that left oil in local waters. Although it seemed callous then, the rule was essential, since locals depended on the water for fishing and prawn ...


  • 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 Inpex Ichthys Gas produced water - Australia case study

    MPPE for removal of: Dispersed and dissolved oil (aliphatics) Dispersed and dissolved aromatics (BTEX) Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Environmental impact reduction 95-99% Max flow rate 180 m3/h (2x 90 m3/h) 2 parallel MPPE trains creates 100% redundancy for practically the whole operation period Inpex ...

  • Jet A fuel soil contamination - Eaton Corporation

    LOCATION:  Battle Creek, MichiganPROJECT DATE:  January, 1993 to PresentCLIENT:  Eaton Corporation BACKGROUND: Soils and groundwater at this aircraft refueling facility were contaminated with an undetermined amount of Jet A fuel. The geology of the area is glacial outwash sand and gravel and post-glacial alluvium. The water table is located approximately 30 feet below ground level ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - Gas stations- Italy/Germany

    MTBE, BTEX, GROs and DROs Removal Groundwater Remediation Gas station/Refineries Italy/Germany Challenge MTBE, GROs, DROs removal In public area, no smell, no noise etc. Limited period of operation MPPE Performance Mobile MPPE units ...

  • Environmentally friendly cogeneration plant saves time and money with Oil Skimmer

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Performance Track Program is a prestigious program that recognizes the accomplishments of manufacturing facilities that lead the way for improving their facilities’ environmental performance (i.e. reduce air emissions and consumption of water). Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Partners L.P. is an elite member of this program. They have been recognized for ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • SITE Technology Capsule - DARAMEND Bioremediation Technology

    GRACE Bioremediation Technologies’ DARAMENDTM Bioremediation Technology is an amendment-enhancedbioremediation technology for soils and sediments contaminated with a wide variety of organic contaminants includingchlorinated phenols, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and petroleum hydrocarbons. The technology may be applied ex situ to sediment and soil and in situ to near-surface soils. The ...


  • 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 ...

  • Ivey-Sol Technology has potential to increase oil recovery of oil-sands waste by 15-25 percent

    Alberta’s oil sands are comprised of one of the world's largest sources of bitumen, containing an estimated 1.6 trillion barrels. About two tonnes of oil sands must be dug up and processed to produce one barrel of oil. Oil sands recovery processes include extraction and separation systems to remove bitumen from sand and water. Separating the oil from the sand is difficult and costly, and getting ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Combining HVME and Enhanced Bioremdiation for Gasoline Contamination in Groundwater.

    ABSTRACT A leaking underground storage tank at a commercial petroleum retail site located in Haskell, Texas resulted in soil and groundwater petroleum hydrocarbon contamination. This contamination, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) migrated down-gradient below a road and neighboring property. Access below the adjacent roadway ...


    By Regenesis

  • Bioremediation of soil

    In our experience, Bioremediation is best accomplished with Bio-augmentation, the addition of large numbers of selected micro-organisms grown in the production laboratory. In addition to bio-augmentation, several physical and chemical parameters must be controlled in order to obtain optimal growth and maximum degradation of soil contaminants. The major factors that are controlled during ...

  • The BLABO system helps VAOS achieve vital goals case study

    The Libyan service provider, VAOS Ltd., had serious concerns about its workers’ safety and disposal of hydrocarbons when cleaning oil storage tanks. VAOS Ltd. offers services to the oil and petrochemical industries in Libya. The company employs about 900 people and has specialised in servicing the oil industry by providing oil equipment construction, tank maintenance, and repair service at ...


  • Case study – benzene contamination retail gas station, Colorado

    Introduction The scope of work for this site included an expansion of an existing soil venting system to remediate impacted soil and injection of a carbon-based petroleum degrading product to remediate long-term groundwater impacts. By using a combination of remediation technologies, including LT Environmental’s (LTE) TerraCert™ program, the overall goal of a cost effective cleanup ...

  • Oil skimmer extends life of parts washing fluid and ends recontamination

    Like many metal working shops, Anderson Screw Products of Jamestown, New York turned to aqueous parts cleaning because of limits imposed by the EPA on the discharge of emissions and wastes. Anderson operates a 50,000 square foot plant with 65 machines, including a dozen or so parts washers - Magnus dip tanks filled with a mixture of water and cleaning compound. The cleaning compound utilizes and ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • In Situ Thermal Remediation of DNAPL and LNAPL Using Resistance Heating

    Electrical resistance heating (ERH) is an in situ thermal treatment for soil and groundwater remediation that can reduce the time to clean up volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from years to months. The technology is now mature enough to provide site owners with both performance and financial certainty in their site-closure process. The ability of the technology to remediate soil and groundwater ...


    By TRS Group, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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