hydrocarbon storage tank Articles

  • Gasoline storage tank spill - Exxon

    LOCATION:  Millville, New JerseyPROJECT DATE:  June, 1975 to September, 1976CLIENT:  Exxon BACKGROUND: A gasoline spill from a storage tank was found when gasoline fumes were noticed in basements adjacent to the gasoline station. An undetermined amount of gasoline was lost to the shallow, unconfined sandy aquifer of high porosity and permeability. An extensive clay bed lay beneath ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • PetroSense hydrocarbon sensors and their applications

    The increasing concern about hydrocarbon contamination of process water and produced water has created an increasing need for in-situ, real time, and accurate low cost instrumentation that can provide rapid detection and easily usable in the field. PetroSense sensors [1,2] represents “best in breed” technology for the detection of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH). PetroSense sensors ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Heavy metal & hydrocarbon contaminated sludge

    Solidification of Heavy Metal & Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sewage Sludge Client: North Lanarkshire Council Project Managers: Jacobs Challenge: The former sewage treatment works were decommissioned in the 1970’s. It is thought that during the closure process, demolition material originating from the ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Application of a biofilm formed by a mixture of yeasts isolated in Vietnam to degrade aromatic hydrocarbon polluted wastewater collected from petroleum storage

    In this study, three good biofilm-forming yeast strains, including Candida viswanathii TH1, Candida tropicalis TH4 and Trichosporon asahii B1, were isolated from oil-contaminated water and sediment samples collected in coastal zones of Vietnam. These strains were registered in the GenBank database with the accession numbers JX129175, JX129176 and KC139404 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Solar radiation effects on evaporative losses of floating roof storage tanks

    There are 40 storage tanks in the Khark Island for storing crude oil. Considering the hot summers of the island, light hydrocarbons vaporise and vented to the atmosphere. This process causes environmental pollution and also affects the quality of the crude oil besides the economic detriment. Therefore, crude oil evaporation loss associated with the storage tank is an important issue which should ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Feds propose new reg to remove leaking storage tanks from service

    With spills and leaks from storage tank systems that contain petroleum products continuing to pose significant health and environmental risks, the federal Department of the Environment proposed recently a new regulation to reduce the risk of contaminating soil and groundwater. The proposed Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations would replace the ...

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbon Remediation in British Columbia, Canada

    Summary A former fueling facility in Port Coquitlam, BC contained four underground storage tanks (USTs) and accompanying dispensers. The USTs were removed in 1990 after volatile petroleum hydrocarbon (VPH) concentrations were foundabove regulatory limits. Source well BH206 had significant VPH and naphthalene concentrations reaching 13,000 ug/L and 240 ug/L, respectively. In addition, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Petroleum hydrocarbon and chlorinated solvent case study

    Project Description The site is an active fueling terminal located in Van Nuys, California USA. The site has 1underground storage tanks of petroleum fuel as well as numerous above ground storage tanks for containment of various hydrocarbon and chlorinated solvent compounds. Site Geology Soils at the location consist primarily of interbedded layers of silt, ...

  • 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

  • Rapid Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in Soil and Water by Infrared Spectroscopy

    In 1988 the US EPA estimated that there were 3 to 5 million underground chemical storage tanks (UST’s) in the United States, of which up to 1% would develop leaks every year. In response to growing concerns about the quality and future availability of safe drinking water, federal and state programs have begun to systematically replace virtually all UST’s installed before 1986 either with above ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Analytical Solutions for Free-Hydrocarbon Recovery using Skimmer and Dual-Pump Wells

    Accidental release of petroleum hydrocarbons to the subsurface may occur through spills around refineries, leaking pipelines, storage tanks or other sources. If the spill is large, the hydrocarbon liquids may eventually reach a water table and spread laterally in a pancake-like lens. Hydrocarbons that exist as a separate phase are termed light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL). The portion of the ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • RegenOx™ treats petroleum hydrocarbons surrounding sensitive underground infrastructure at a defence facility

    Former fueling operations at Scott Air Force Base resulted in soil contamination containing high levels of benzene, ethylbenzene, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), and naphthalene. Underground storage tank removal and source area excavation were planned to treat the unsaturated soil. However, subsurface investigations revealed piping, fiber-optic communication lines and other utilities present ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Multifunctional Well Implemented for In Situ Remediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminations in Soil and Groundwater

    Abstract A recently developed Multifunctional Well has been implemented for the remediation of subsurface contamination caused by hydrocarbon spills. Four different remediation processes can be operated within the same well. At optimal efficiency of each remediation process, successive treatment of the capillary fringes, the vadose zone, and the aquifer can be accomplished. Each treatment ...


  • Energy Institute to deliver guidance for bulk liquid storage

    The El will be presenting newly published guidance on how to deliver improvements to secondary containment for above-ground storage tanks, and how to evaluate the need for and conceptual design of tertiary containment systems, to meet the requirements of the COMAH Competent Authority Containment Policy. Dr Mark Scanlon, Technical Team Manager - HSE, will be speaking at the Tank Storage ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Site Characterisation in Support of Monitored Natural Attenuation of Fuel Hydrocarbons and MTBE in a Chalk Aquifer in Southern England

    This Case Study Bulletin describes a research project, which was carried out to determine whether monitored natural attenuation was a viable option for managing fuel hydrocarbon contamination in a chalk aquifer in southern England. The research, which was carried out from February 2000 to March 2001, was undertaken by the University of Sheffield on behalf of TotalFinaElf at a petrol filling ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Surface active solutions tank cleaning & crude oil sludge removal

    For over ten years Surface Active Solutions has led the way in developing integrated microemulsion solutions for tank cleaning operations, crude oil sludge treatment and slops treatment. The company, with offices in Houston and Grangemouth (Scotland) aims to create real synergy in its approach to tank cleaning by combining its microemulsion chemistries with automated tank cleaning systems. The ...

  • Case study – benzene contamination - tank battery, Weld County, Colorado

    Introduction LTE was requested by Devon Energy Corporation (Devon) to remediate residual soil and groundwater impacts at an exploration and production site in Weld County, Colorado. Soil impacts were found from the surface to 24 feet below ground surface (bgs) and were a result of produced water sump and aboveground storage tank overfills. Benzene concentrations in the groundwater were up to ...

  • Zueitina Terminal achieved US $700,000 savings from automated tank cleaning case study

    Zueitina Terminal received as much as US $700,000 worth of recovered oil - oil that under manual cleaning procedures would have been dumped in desert ponds. Libyan Zueitina Terminal asked Oreco business partner VAOS Ltd. (Value-Added Oil Service) to clean a crude oil storage tank of 79,000 m3 capacity, with 5,300 m3 sludge content. VAOS purchased the BLABO system from Oreco early in the year ...


    By Oreco A/S

  • gPRO hp demonstration: carp, ontario

    PILOT CASE STUDY: LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK AT A LOW PERMEABILITY SITE IN ONTARIO BACKGROUND • Water and Earth Science Associates (WESA) began remedial investigation in 2004 • Underground storage tank leakage in an airplane maintenance hangar • Leaking F1, F2 Hydrocarbons and BTEX into the soil matrix • Low permeability fine and silty sands ...

  • A Simplified Procedure for the Determination of TPH’s in Waters and Soils Using the HC-404 System

    The determination of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH), greases, and lubricant residues are important environmental and industrial tests. Fuel and lube oils can be determined in water and soils to track spills and storage tank leaks, while many military and industrial situations require certain components (gas regulators, space shuttle components, weaponry parts, etc.) to have a maximum limit of ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

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