oil spill Articles

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


  • RECAM® for oil spills

    A huge explosion in BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people on the night of 20th April 2010. As the platform collapsed into the sea, the environmental catastrophe made itself clear with vast amounts of crude oil gushing from the broken wellhead. A survivor of the blast and fire later gave details on how he and other rig workers were kept at sea for 40 hours ...


    By SA Envitech a.s.

  • Oil Spill Intelligence Report

    The 2005 International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) will be held 15-19 May 2005 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA. More than 2,000 people from 50 countries are expected to attend the conference, whose official theme is, “Prevention,Preparedness, Response and Restoration — Raising Global Standards.” The theme includes a view toward the future with special emphasis on appropriate strategies for ...

  • Hydraulic Oil Spill on Roadway

    Fuel Oil Soaked Wood. Contact was made to our office in May/2007 regarding the wood base underneath an oil/kerosene furnace system which, upon removal, it was discovered that kerosene had leaked and was somewhat permeated, leaving an odor. With over-time saturation of the wood, we recommended multiple treatments. After use of our Terracap 3000/4000 kit, we received the following in a letter: "I ...


  • Oil Smart® Spill Prevention Technology

    See Water, Inc. is a manufacturing firm that is located in San Jacinto, CA. SEE Water, Inc. designs and manufacturers water pump controls, high liquid alarms, and pump control panels, with a primary focus on the design of Oil Smart® Technology.Oil Smart Technology has the unique ability to differentiate between oil and water; the technology will automatically pump water without the risk of ...


    By SEEwater, Inc.

  • Air Monitoring for the Gulf Oil Spill

    Ambient air monitoring is a priority in the ongoing efforts to contain and manage the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The following provides information about the kinds of airborne contaminants that are currently being monitored in the Gulf, how they are collected and how they are analyzed. For a given project, a suitable sampling plan – developed by ...


  • Oil Spill Technologies Heat Up

    The highly successful, widespread deployment of PyroBoom® fireboom for controlled burning in the Gulf represented a crowning achievement in a development journey spanning more than 30 years. The concept of burning spilled or leaked oil on the sea’s surface has been known for many years, offering an extremely effective way of reducing the spill by as much as 90 percent with minimal ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Stochastic models of oil spill processes

    This paper models the occurrence of an environmental accident as a stochastic event. In particular, the situation of an oil spill is explored. Characteristics of the ship operator, and the different types of the ship's operating environment determine a stochastic process governing the time patterns and size of spills. It is shown that both the time distribution of different types of oil spill and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ohmsett Trains Oil Spill Responders

    Abstract Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility, located in Leonardo, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing independent and objective performance testing of full-scale oil spill response equipment; improving technologies through research and development; and for providing realistic training to response personnel. The U.S. Minerals Management Service manages the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Oil Spill Eater II used on another shoreline spill in Estancia Philippines

    “A significant spill of heavy oil (bunker C type) occurred when Power Barge No. 103 ran aground at the shores of Estancia during the height of typhoon Haiyan. Between 21 and 23 November, environment experts from the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau visited the site of the oil spill together with a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) environment expert, ...

  • Oil Spill Clean-up by Homeowner in Ohio

    This is a call similar to 911 call for fumes as the home owner who returned from his vacation on 4th July could not live because of strong fumes emanating from the house that was locked. He moved his family with his parents so that the infants are not affected by the fumes. Next he called us for shipment of VaporRemed by next day air and he received the shipment on 6th July and he began his ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • The use of information technology for oil spill planning

    In the years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground, US laws and regulations at the state and federal levels have required the development, maintenance, and use of oil spill contingency plans by any facility that transports, handles, or stores oil. US National Park Service areas and facilities fall under the jurisdiction of the federal regulations as most parks store and handle oil or can suffer from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Spilled heavy grade heating oil case study

    Heavy fuel oil escaped from a storage tank and entered the drainage system of a large creamery. This material passed to the aerated balance tank which precedes an activated sludge system treating the factory waste waters. Alerted to the spillage the operators were able to shut off the flow to the activated sludge system but not before a significant quantity of oil had passed through. Bio-Systems ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • Inland oil spill clean up case study

    Introduction The essential strategy for inland spill clean up techniques should be containment, recovery and temporary storage. Secondary needs will include transportation and possible disposal - or recycling. It is important to discover the source of the spill which might not be straight forward. A steady slow seepage from a leaking disused oil storage tank may be very difficult ...

  • Case Study - BP oil spill bioremediation tests

    CL Solutions, LLC has completed some internal preliminary testing of Munox SR® at the request of our customers and regulators in the Gulf Region. Although, our products have been used to remediate soil and ground water at numerous locations in the region, these tests were undertaken to verify specific applicability to the BP spill. Tar Ball Treatment While manual removal of ...


    By NRG SAVE INC.

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Gulf Oil Spill Sparks Boom At Cooley

    Article covers Cooley fabric being manufactured furing Gulf oil spill. In a typical year, the Cooley Group would churn out between 30,000 and 40,000 linear yards of a membrane the company calls Coolthane, a highly durable material designed to contain hazardous spills. But this is not a typical year. For the last two months, the Pawtucket manufacturer’s factory on Esten Avenue has cranked ...


    By Cooley Group

  • Groundwater Remediation System Cleans Up Oil Spill

    A customer in TX was recently in some hot water with the local municipal water department. Due to excessive rains near the coast of Texas, the water levels have been higher than usual. The company fills storage tanks with diesel at its facility. However one day the tanks were overfilled and instead of going into the ground, they diesel dispersed out via the high rain water and into the local ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Fuel Oil Spill during maintenance in Ohio

    During replacement of oil furnace by an HVAC contractor in Ohio, there was an accidental release of almost 250 gallons of No. 2 heating oil in the basement. The oil seeped below the concrete surface and the smell of heating oil fumes was so strong that the home owner was advised to relocate in a hotel to prevent chemical burn of throat tissues. Environment company in charge of the cleanup removed ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

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