oil contaminated soil Articles

  • Fuel oil contamination in surrounding soils

    LOCATION:  Batavia, New YorkPROJECT DATE:  September, 1992 to December, 1993CLIENT:  Woodward-Clyde Consultants BACKGROUND: When two 15,000 gallon underground storage tanks were removed from a former manufacturing facility site, #2 and #4 fuel oil contamination was found in the surrounding soils. Approximately 1,600 cubic yards of soil with total petroleum hydrocarbon ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • CH#952 - Oil Contaminated Soil

    SITE OWNER: A National Overnight Express Package Company SITE SURVEY: Site and geological surveys revealed a contaminated area north of the facility and west of a diesel tank pit. The cause of the contamination was the result of two (2) underground storage tanks (UST™). One tank contained waste oil while the other contained new oil. Both tanks had ...


    By Bio-Systems International

  • Water repellency in oil contaminated sandy and clayey soils

    Two sites from a humid tropical environment were studied with respect to soil water repellency caused by hydrocarbon contamination. Samples were analyzed for water repellency (molarity ethanol droplet method), total petroleum hydrocarbons, acute toxicity (Microtox) and field capacity. At both sites, water absorption times were ...

  • Treatment of Oil-Contaminated Soils for Identification and Classification

    An experimental investigation was performed to evaluate the effects of oil contamination on soils and to establish a methodology to identify and classify contaminated soils. Identification and classification tests were performed before treatment, cleaning, stabilization, or disposal of contaminated soils.There are no standards for identification and classification of contaminated soils. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Cleanup of Contaminated Soils at Municipal Park

    A municipal garden in Mandarituba, soil was contaminated with transformer oil and COPEL, the utility company was responsible for the cleanup and restoration of the contaminated soils. The company decided to use AgroRemed BR CTBA specially customized for applications in Brazil. The site was excavated and treated as biopile with AgroRemed BR CTBA. Both TPH values and VOC’s were acceptable and ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Properties and Behavior of Inorganics in Contaminated Soil

    Often, specific technologies may be ruled out, or the list of potential technologies may be immediately narrowed, on the basis of the presence or absence of one or more of the chemical groups. The relative amounts of each may tend to favor certain technologies. Metals may be found in the elemental form, but more often they are found as salts mixed in the soil. At the present time, treatment ...

  • Characterization and treatability of a contaminated soil from an oil exploration zone

    Abstract: A crude contaminated soil, arising from an oil production zone in Tabasco, Mexico was studied. A sample of about 40 kg was dried and screened through meshes 10-100. Total petroleum hydrocarbons and 6 metals (Cd, Cu, Cr, Ni, V and Zn) were determined to the different portions. For soil which passed mesh 10, six non-ionic, three anionic and one zwitterionic surfactant solutions ...

  • Phytoremediation of Alkylated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil

    Abstract  Phytoremediation uses plants and their associated microorganisms in conjunction with agronomic techniques to remove or degrade environmental contaminants. The objective of the field study was to evaluate the effect of vegetation establishment plus fertilizer addition on the biodegradation of alkylated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in a crude oil-contaminated soil. Four ...


  • Germination and growth of six plant species on contaminated soil with spent oil

    Abstract: Effects of contaminated soil with spent oil on germination, above ground height and biomass of six herbaceous plant species were investigated by conducting a general phytotoxicity test and growth inhibition assessment. Six local plant species were used in order to investigate plant’s ability to germinate and survive in a gradient of contaminated soil with spent oil. The species ...

  • How Tire Shredding Protects Wildlife

    One of the most revolutionary inventions in the history of mankind was the wheel, and the best upgrade to that invention was the rubber tire, which overcame the limitations of wooden or metal wheels and made it possible to have smooth rides at fast speeds. However, there is a significant drawback to using rubber tires: eventually, they get too worn out to be useful as tires anymore and have to ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Bioremediation of petroleum contaminated Soils in Brazil Using AgroRemed

    At Atuba at the corporate site of COPEL, a state owned utility company, soil was heavily contaminated with transformer oil due to a long history of contamination since 1964 probably due to unsafe practices of storage and cleanup. The level of contamination measures as TPH in soil was as high as 766,695 ppm and much of the contamination was at a depth of 1 meter. The site is located on a hill and ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Surfactant–enhanced remediation of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons

    An experimental programme was undertaken to reclaim the soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. Two types of locally available soils, clay with low compressibility and poorly graded sand, were chosen for the study. Both the soils were contaminated with varying percentages of used engine oil and gasoline. Anionic surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) was used to reclaim the contaminated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composting of petroleum contaminated soil case study

    Soils contaminated with hydrocarbons are generated during oil and gas production. Remediation by land treatment is a popular, inexpensive option however, in cold climates temperature limits the time available for treatment each year. Companies would prefer an economical, low maintenance treatment alternative which could operate throughout the year in cold climates. Environmental BioTechnologies, ...

  • Kerosene contaminated soil removal - Argyll & Bute

    Remove hydrocarbon impacted material from the garden of a residential property, Glendaruel, Argyll & Bute The Client: Loss Adjuster The Challenge: Following the identification of a leak from a heating oil storage tank at the rear of residential property Soilutions assessed the spill impact. Approximately 200-300 litres of kerosene had ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • Degradability of n-hexadecane by Bacillus cereus DQ01 isolated from oil contaminated soil from Daqing oil field, China

    Localisation of degradation enzyme in Bacillus cereus DQ01 for n-hexadecane, production and characteristics of n-hexadecane-degrading enzyme were studied in this paper. The cellular extracts of Bacillus cereus DQ01 were fractionated into extra-cellular, periplasmic and cytoplasmic fractions after osmotic shock. The results showed that cytoplasmic and periplasmic enzymes are mainly responsible for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential of treated contaminated soil as a sustainable stabilising admixture

    Soil improvement can be achieved by adopting different techniques suitable for specific application within the ambient environment and the incorporation of different materials into weak soils has proven to be one such technique. This paper deals with an attempt to study the potential use of treated petroleum contaminated soil as a sustainable stabilising material. In addition to improving the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Edible Oil Barriers for Treatment of Perchlorate Contaminated Groundwater

    An EOS® biobarrier was designed and implemented to remediate perchlorate contaminated groundwater. The report describes the site characterization, design steps, implementation, monitoring results and lessons learned from this effective remedial approach. EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis final technical report documents the demonstration of emulsified edible oils for remediation of perchlorate in ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Remediation of refinery waste, oil sludge from lagoons and contaminated soils - case study

    The first VacuDry plant installed at a refinery is designed to treat waste which has accumulated over the last decades, as well as waste that will be generated inside the refinery in the future. The semi-mobile system has a capacity of 1.5 to 2 tons per hour. The plant is designed for maximum flexibility and can treat different types of refinery wastes ranging from dry soil to wet centrifuge ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Impact–based cost–benefit analysis model for management of crude oil contaminated agricultural soil

    Evaluating the compensation payable to farmers whose farms/farmlands have been rendered unproductive due to oil spill requires adequate scientific research and improved decision–making. This work proposes a bacterial–based mathematical framework as a decision–support system for evaluating crude oil spill impact on agricultural soil. The rate of 'in situ' biodegradation of the crude oil predicts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessment Of Tropical Grasses And Legumes For Phytoremediation Of Petroleum-Contaminated Soils

    Phytoremediation is a promising technology for the clean-up of petroleum-contaminated soils, especially in the tropics where climatic conditions favour plant growth and microbial activity and where financial resources can be limited. The objective of this work was to identify tropical plant species from the eastern savannahs of Venezuela suitable for this technology. Three legumes (Calopogonium ...


    By Springer

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