mobile oil recovery Articles

  • Mobility control and enhanced oil recovery using partially hydrolysed polyacrylamide (PHPA)

    Polymers are often used as mobility controller for enhanced oil recovery. The present paper deals with the application of partially hydrolysed polyacrylamide (PHPA) polymer in enhanced oil recovery after the conventional water flooding. Experimental results show that viscosity of PHPA solution increases significantly on addition of small quantity of polymer, which in turn decreases the mobility ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Liberating contaminants for easy recovery

    The number one challenge associated with most site remediation designs and methodologies is that 90-95 per cent of all environmental contaminants are present in an adsorbed phase onto soil and bedrock surfaces within both saturated and unsaturated zones. Contaminants, including hydrocarbons (LNAPL), chlorinates (DNAPL) and heavy metals, are sorbed onto the substrates and so have reduced mobility ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • 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.

  • Mobile service saves $46,700 in metalworking fluid system

    The Problem: An engine manufacturer had been having trouble with tool life, filtration performance and oil misting. To remedy the problem, the central system was partially discarded and replaced on a routine basis. The systems ranged in size from 8,000 to 40,000 gallons, and, while dumping was helping the problem, fluid costs were unacceptably high. The manufacturer and their contracted CMP asked ...

  • Mobile Stationary Source Emissions Testing, Coming to a Facility Near You?

    Last week, Antea Group had the unique opportunity to perform a RATA (relative accuracy test audit) of the emissions from a thermal oxidizer at an ethanol production facility located in Minnesota using a state-of-the-art mobile testing laboratory. During this RATA audit, actual stack emissions levels (including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, O2, flow rate, temperature, velocity and pressure) from the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • TerraTherm to Remediate Soils at the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site - Case Study

    The Beede Site is the former location of a state-licensed and regulated waste oil recycling and disposal facility. The nearly 41-acre Site is located in a residential area of Plaistow, New Hampshire (NH). Operations at the Site began in the 1920s, and continued until the state of NH ordered its closure in 1994. From the 1920s to 1994, thousands of NH residents and businesses were customers of the ...


    By TerraTherm, Inc.

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Past the Peak - what the peak oil theory means to the economy

    Except for scores of cars abandoned on the shoulder, the eight-lane highway was nearly empty one Friday morning last September. Gas stations along the feeder roads were closed, with trash overflowing the bins and blowing across the pavement. Shopping center parking lots were empty; entry doors were blockaded. It was the day before the much-anticipated arrival of Hurricane Rita and the entire ...

  • Optimizing water management in hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Optimizing Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Ecomex uses Oreco NitroGen to ensure an inert and safe oil tank cleaning operation case study

    Oreco NitroGen helps Ecomex in Mexico produce nitrogen on-site in combination with its tank cleaning operations – freeing it from costly third-party suppliers. As the name suggests, Ecomex is driven by environmental concerns and one of the primary services of Ecomex Mexico S.A. de C.V. is safe and environmental-friendly cleaning of large crude oil tanks and oil recovery. But manually ...


  • Remediation contracting, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested to attend a redevelopment site in North-West England to supervise excavation works in an area of known hydrocarbon contamination and to assist the developer in the short term recovery of hydrocarbons. Workscope A Response Team was mobilised to site with a mobile oil-water separator, pumps, pipework and an oil ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Assessment, Field Testing, and Conceptual Design for Managing Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPLs) at a Superfund Site

    AbstractDense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) greatly complicate groundwater remediation because the heavy DNAPL will sink and follow topographic lows within an aquifer system, and because DNAPL is difficult to extract using conventional pumping methods. These problems are now ...


  • Underground gasoline extraction made easier

    The Abanaki PetroXtractor® -Well Oil Skimmer, used for the removal of oil, fuel, and other floating hydrocarbons from water, where access is limited, was recently evaluated by BJAMM Environmental, Inc. of Canal Fulton, Ohio. Working closely with the Ohio EPA and the Bureau of Underground Storage Agency, this group of consultants deal primarily with gasoline stations using underground storage and ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Water Jet Floor Cleaning and Effluent Recycling System: SCS Specialised Services

    SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd has developed a method of cleaning industrial concrete floors which recycles the wash water (the Recovery Jet system). On average, this has resulted in an 85 per cent reduction in the quantity of effluent generated. Background SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd is a small floor cleaning and protective coatings business, specialising in cleaning ...


  • Usen

    “Oil is not only an important sector of our industry but also a symbol of the independence of our country, of the hope for a better future”. These were the words of President Nursultan Nasarbayev in September 1999, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the formation of the oil and gas industry. The oil industry in Kazakhstan has existed for more than 100 years, however a significant boom in this ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • VacuDry Indirect heated vacuum thermal Desorption by econ industries - case study

    With the VacuDry8 technology the energy-efficient treatment of hazardous and industrial waste as well as contaminated soil, oil sludge and secondary raw material is realized. Controlled vacuum and heat are used to separate minerals from oil, solvents, mercury and other hazardous substances.    At the core of the econ VacuDry8 process is a specially designed dryer chamber which ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • 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.

  • The Alternative to Pump and Treat

    Sometimes, an important technological advance begins with a small step – back! Such is the case with remediation of hydrocarbons from groundwater utilizing existing recovery and monitoring wells. For the past few years, state government has based decisions on the amount of clean up that they require by the risk posed to the environment. Risk Based Corrective Action, commonly called 'Rebecca' ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Addition of grinder completes the picture for Gerogia firm

    In the business world, there are those who wait for opportunity to knock and there are those, like Dennis Waters, who go out and create their own opportunities. The Allenhurst, GA business professional either heads up or is an investor in more than two dozen separate businesses throughout southeast Georgia and has built two of those companies - Dennis Waters Development Company and Dennis Waters ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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