oil containment Articles

  • Optical Particle Counter Verification of Particle Concentrations in Filtered Seawater for Injection into Oil Reserves

    Abstract Seawater injection is a secondary recovery technique used in oil reservoirs to replace extracted oil and maintain well pressure. Oil reservoirs are typically found within the small pores of sedimentary rock formations, so it is imperative that the injected seawater does not contain suspended particle matter that can clog these pores and hinder oil recovery. Since untreated ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Syncrude oilsands tailings pond, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada - Case Study

    Syncrude Canada produces a large part of Canada's crude oil supply. The company processes about 225,000 bbl/day. The oil produced is used for jet and automobile fuel, home heating oil, plastics and other consumer synthetics. Crude oil is produced through a process of mining, extracting and upgrading bitumen. A rich supply of bitumen is contained in the Athabasca oil sands deposit in northern ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Gulf Coast Company finds a simple, inexpensive way to meet discharge rules - Case study

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Will your oil in water analysis method match the regulatory method?

    Anyone involved in field analysis of oil in water will continually get the question “Does your equipment match the regulatory method?” While the amount of oil in water is highly regulated -- it can also be a challenging measurement. It is complicated by the fact that oil comes in many forms and the measurement is defined by the particular regulatory method. When EPA 1664 is the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Monroe`s Multi Stage Oil Mist Collector solves synthetic fiber plant`s oil mist problems

    Challenge A synthetic fiber plant's manufacturing operations produced a large amount of oil mist. The oil mist consisted of heavy oil droplets, smoke, and sub-micron vapors. The manufacturer required the air to be cleaned of the oil mist and other pollutants before discharge into the atmosphere. Solution The plant examined various types of oil mist ...

  • The source and risks of mercury in the offshore industry

    Oil in Gas and RocksAlmost all oil and gas is found within the tiny spaces in sedimentary rocks, mainly sandstone and coarse-grained limestone. Bedrock limestone and sandstone, even though hard, also contain lots of pores that can contain water or oil or gas and other elements. Along with the gas and oil is a mixture of sand, silt & mud. This sludgy silt mud is rich in heavier metal elements ...

  • Introducing `Oscar`

     Introducing O.S.C.A.R., Guardian Environmental Technologies newest entrant to the oil sheen control and removal community. This product incorporates the industry approved standard oil spill containment booms with Guardian's own SheenGuard oil sheen removal blankets. The absorbent used is PetroGuard, the original oil solidifier that was introduced by Guardian in 1992. OSCAR's unique design ...

  • Detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in raw menhaden fish oil using fluorescence spectroscopy: Method development

    Raw menhaden fish oil was developed for biomonitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) using fluorescence spectroscopy. Menhaden (Genus Brevoortia) were collected from Delaware Bay, NJ (DBNJ), James River, VA, Vermillion Bay, LA (VBLA) and Barataria Bay, LA (BBLA) in 2010 and/or 2011. Barataria Bay, LA received heavy oiling from the DeepWater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. Method development ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Oil spillage

    An area of specialisation is the supply of pumping solutions based around their standard product range, but with a complete system designed to suit the end user’s specifi c requirement. Autoclude were approached by an environmentalengineering company who had to recover diesel fuel which had leaked from storage tanks and spread over a wide area. To limit the environmental damage and recover the ...

  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure

    Background One of the EPA’s mandates is to prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waterways which are defined under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act as any waterway or body of water that is used for ...

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • A Guide to Oil in Water Monitoring for Environmental Compliance

    Applications for industrial oil in water monitoring can vary greatly. In upstream and midstream oil and gas production applications, monitoring separation efficiencies is key to optimize production rates, preventative maintenance, chemical use, flow, and environmental compliance. Separated water from the oil is called produced water and it must be cleaned of oil before disposal or ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Biodegradation of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) in Jordanian petroleum sludge

    Bioremediation, or the use of micro-organisms to decontaminate soil or groundwater, is being increasingly seen as an effective, environment-friendly treatment for oil-contaminated sites. In this study, the results are presented concerning a laboratory screening of several natural bacterial consortia and laboratory tests to establish the performance in degradation of hydrocarbons contained in oily ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rohm & haas chemical plant - Case study

    Evaporator Limits Boron to 5 PPM at Award-Winning Chemical Plant Reprinted from Chemical Processing PROBLEM: The biggest challenge confronting Rohm & Haas Corp. in building a wastewater plant for its ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • A way to skim and save: a guide to oil skimming

    Plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment to help them run their facility more efficiently. In many manufacturing and processing plants, oily water is present, which prevents a plant from functioning efficiently. Water has several purposes in a manufacturing or processing facility. It can be used for cooling machinery, washing down equipment or in processing. Sometimes, this ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • New sorption technique for cleaning up oil spills proves successful in Egyptian trial

    In the present work, an attempt was made to provide an efficient, easily deployable method of cleaning up oil spills and recovering of the oil. Carbonized pith bagasse, a relatively abundant and inexpensive material is currently being investigated as an adsorbent to remove contaminants “oil” from water. Fibers extracted from bagasse and carbonized at 300 °C were found to have a high performance ...

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • Oil Skimmer system helps the Hide Tanning Industry

    OIL SKIMMER SYSTEMS HELP TANNING INDUSTRY IMPROVE QUALITY, SAVE MONEY, MEET ENVIRONMENTAL REGSThe Oil Skimmers Model 6V and 5H oil recovery systems are helping the tanning industry deal with the age-old problems of hide treatment and the new challenge of complying with strict environmental regulations.THE PROBLEMWhen hides are tanned, they are treated with a substance called chrome ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil and grease manufacturer gets EPA approval

    Oil recovery system functions flawlessly for 30+ years Eugene Parker, plant manager for Jesco Resources (North Kansas City, MO.), a manufacturer of oil and grease, purchased the company’s first oil skimmer in 1978. One of his primary interests was to get immediate approval on the cleanliness of the company’s waste water from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Parker needed an oil skimmer ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • New DESMI Smart Boom - Superior Monitoring Boom Technology

    The system combines proven DESMI oil spill containment boom with the Boom Guard Monitoring Buoy, an oil pollution monitoring device used to monitor for the presence of oil pollution within the boom containment area. If oil pollution is detected, the buoy transmits an alert via Iridium satellite in real time. The buoy also monitors location and heading and should the ...


    By DESMI A/S

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