hydrocarbons contamination cleaning Articles

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • Hydrocarbon contaminated soil remediation - Fife

    Removal of Contaminated Soils from Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape Cient: Local Authority, Central Belt of Scotland Consultant: RPS Plc. Challenge: Remove contaminated material from the garden areas of houses built upon a former town gas site. Reinstate existing landscaping. Applied ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Slug of Hydrocarbon contaminating amine case study

    A Gulf Coast refinery’s amine system was contaminated with up to 3% hydrocarbon. The contamination consisted of hydrocarbon from upstream process units and particulate. The hydrocarbon consisted of LCO and heavy diesel. The current system consisted of an undersized flash tank and a 20% slipstream filtration. The current system could not remove the contaminants so the refinery had to ...

  • Soil baked to clean up contamination...

    Can an old drill site be cleaned up without adding truckloads of contaminated soil to the landfill? Chevron Canada will be using a technology called thermal desorption to clean up a site located 13 kilometres southwest of Pincher Creek. Leif Sollid, spokesman for Chevron, who is the operator of the site, said they considered two options for the clean up. The soil is classified as a non-dangerous ...

  • Hydrocarbon Monitoring Technologies

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has increased the interest in technology in oil spills, cleanups and remediation. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to present challenges to every person in the region whose livelihood or operations depend on access to clean water and air.While the obvious presence of crude oil floating on the surface appears to have diminished, the concern that the bulk ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Portable belt skimmer cleans up contaminated groundwater

    Chemviron Midwest, Inc. an industrial consulting and remediation firm in Wooster, Ohio frequently needs to recover hydrocarbons from groundwater. Typical situations include remedial studies, soil contamination, groundwater studies, environmental compliance, permitting applications and environmental site assessments during property transfers. Because of the variety of situations encountered, the ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Is it clean or contaminated soil? Using petrogenic versus biogenic GC‐FID chromatogram patterns to mathematically resolve false petroleum hydrocarbon detections in clean organic soils: A crude oil spiked peat microcosm experiment

    The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Reference Method for the Canada‐Wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil provides chemistry analysis standards and toxicity guidelines for the remediation of contaminated sites. However, these methods can co‐extract natural biogenic organic compounds (BOCs) from organic soils, causing false exceedences of toxicity ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Remediation of silty-clay hydrocarbon contaminated site using Ivey-sol selective phase transfer technology

    Earlier this year, Ivey International Inc. secured its first remediation project in Alberta using its Ivey-sol Selective Phase Transfer Technology (SPTT). This patented technology is being used to treat extensive soil and groundwater contamination at an active service station in Red Deer, Alberta. With a residential area nearby, the environmental sensitivity is relatively high. Unfortunately, ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Contamination at ANA Shipyard

    ANA Shipyard is located on Elizabeth river and during additional construction work, it was discovered that the ground water was contaminated with free product due to soil contaminated with a mixture of oils and greases. Excavation of soil and replacement with clean dirt was not an option since it would contaminate the river. It was recommended by the Virginia DEQ that the cleanup should be done ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water [1]. Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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

  • Field survey of Canadian background soils: Implications for a new mathematical GC‐FID approach for resolving false detections of petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) in clean soils

    The Reference Method for the Canada‐Wide Standard (CWS) for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PHC) in Soil provides laboratories with methods for generating accurate and reproducible soil analysis results. The CWS PHC Tier 1 generic soil quality guidelines apply to four carbon ranges/fractions: F1 (C6‐C10), F2 (C10‐C16), F3 (C16‐C34) and F4 (>C34). The methods and guidelines were developed and validated ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • One of Europe’s most contaminated sites

    VSD Avenue, a joint venture partnership between VolkerStevin, DEC and Sita Remediation, started work at the beginning of September on the remediation of the former Avenue Coking Works in Chesterfield; one of the most heavily contaminated sites in Europe. Guy Pomphrey, chairman of VSD Avenue, explains The £82m contract, signed in July, was commissioned by the client and site owner the East ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • Extraction of sediment‐associated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with granular activated carbon

    Addition of activated carbon (AC) to sediments has been proposed as a method to reduce ecotoxicological risks of sediment‐bound contaminants. The present study explores the effectiveness of granular AC (GAC) in extracting polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) from highly contaminated sediments. Four candidate GAC materials were screened in terms of PAH extraction efficiency using single‐step ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • A comparison of two solid phase extraction methods for the analysis of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons in butter

    Background Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in the environment, resulting from both natural and manmade sources of combustion. Farm animals, such as cows, can become exposed to them through both consumption of contaminated feed and water, and inhalation of contaminated atmosphere ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Environmentally Friendly Elimination of the World`s Contaminants

    About UltraZymeUltraZyme is a highly concentrated, proprietary blend of selected natural micro-organisms, essential nutrients, and synergists which help degrade the high concentrations of fat, grease, oil, blood, floating matter, and organic matter found in processing wastes from a number of sources. Possible applications include meat plants, (poultry, fish, beef, pork, etc.) oil spills, ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Nanobite bioremediates a Contaminated harbour - Case study

    When a hydrocarbon is spilled on water, it is very visible – floating on the surface, a blue green sheen clearly visible. When applied to an oil spill on water, Nanobite Liquid will not mix with the water and become diluted. Within a minute it attaches to the hydrocarbon, bonding with it and creating a matrix – an agglomerated gel- that remains on the surface and cannot sink, no ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • 99% of Interceptor contamination remediated - Case study

    What is an Interceptor Tank? An interceptor tank is a trap used to filter out hydrocarbon pollutants from rainwater runoff. It is typically used in road construction and on petrol station forecourts to prevent fuel contamination of the water table via runoff. Petrol interceptors work on the premise that some hydrocarbons such as petrol and diesel float on the ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Maersk line - ballast tank cleaning

    Overview The following is an internal document from Maersk highlighting the use of SpillAway's NavalKleen II product for the bioremediation of No.6 heavy fuel oil that had leaked into the ballast tank of SL Atlantic. At the point that SpillAway were asked to help, the contaminated ballast water had been removed and the tank physically cleaned, however, residues left in the tank were still ...


  • 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 ...

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