oil spill bioremediation 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 ...


  • 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.

  • Biodispersion Technology: A Fast-Acting Bioremediation option For Basement Heating Oil Spills

    An environment company was contracted by heating oil company and the insurance company for cleanup of heating oil released in the basement of a home owner in Pennsylvania. The concrete surface was cut open after mopping the free product to reveal underlying soil heavily stained with home heating oil producing strong odors of heating oil. The environment company requested for VaporRemed on a next ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Bioremediation of fuel oil spill at a coastal naval air station in the united kingdom

    Introduction Approximately 1000 gallons of fuel oil had seeped from broken storage tank lines into the soil matrix beneath a boiler house. Oil was subsequently forced from beneath the boiler building by periodic heavy rainfall. The fuel oil migrated down a slope into a farmer"s field causing extensive damage to the vegetation and grazing area inhabited by sheep. ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Bioremediation of DNAPL

    Dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) are mixtures of organic compounds that when combined have a specific density greater than water, which has a specific density of 1.00. They sink through water and form a separate liquid phase below the water. DNAPL mixtures can include compounds such as chlorinated solvents, PCB oils, coal tars, and creosotes (complex mixtures consisting of polycyclic ...

  • Bioremediation of diesel spill - cumbria, united kingdom

    Introduction Microbac has successful undertaken the clean up of a diesel spill at a site in Cumbria. The oil escaped from a large storage tank, located at the top of an incline after a problem occurred with closure of the valve. The position of the spill resulted in oil running down the incline and into the site drainage system. In response to the client"s request, Microbac ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • The Bioremediation Process

    Bioremediation allows natural processes to clean up harmful chemicals in the environment. Microscopic 'bugs' or microbes that live in soil and groundwater like to eat certain harmful chemicals, such as those found in gasoline and oil spills. When microbes completely digest these chemicals, they change them into water and harmless gases such as carbon dioxide. In order for microbes to clean up ...


  • Bioremediation With The Activated Peat Moss Product In A Savanna Soil Affected By Spilled Petroleum

    The preservation of environment is fundamental in order to get a self sustainable development, by keeping a harmonic relationship between oil exploration and environmental equilibrium. This is a necessary condition in order to share the oil production with other economic activities like agriculture and cattle production. In reality, the oil production is the most important factor in the national ...


    By The ARK Enterprises, Inc.

  • Types of bioremediation and their modes of action

    An Urgent Call for Change in U.S. Oil Spill Response With Bioremediation Agent Type EA* bearing out as a workable first response alternative to the use of chemical dispersants, contrasting evidence has become even clearer that dispersant use has been a huge failure. Dispersants have proven to be an inadequate response method with more and more studies showing an ...

  • Bioremediation of diesel oil - derwent island, national trust, united kingdom

    Introduction A spillage of red diesel oil (heating oil) from a holding tank located on Derwent Island in Lake Derwentwater, Cumbria, has been successfully treated using Microbac"s oil degrading bacterial cultures. The spill occurred in the Lake District National Park and a major concern was contamination of the lake water. The main problem associated with the work was access to the island ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Petrol and heating oil bioremediation using EU70 (case study)

    As a result of an accident a tanker lost its load of petrol and heating fuel. A large quantity of fuel approximately 2000 litres soaked into the soil. Analyses revealed that the average level of hydrocarbons present was in the order of 0.55 %. The pollution affected an area of 100 m2 and to a depth of 0.6 m. Our goal was to reduce hydrocarbon levels to the lowest possible value in order to ...


    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Time to Ban Clay for Oil Spill Cleanup

    The Silent Menace that Government Agencies Can No Longer Ignore Every day in the United States - and beyond - government agencies, fleet managers, auto mechanics, gas and service stations and hundreds of thousands of consumers violate US hazardous waste laws by throwing clay-based oil spill cleanup products into the trash, bound for a landfill where it will contribute to the pollution of aquifers ...


  • Spill Cleanup of Fuel Contaminated Soils After Roadway Accidents Using In Situ Bioremediation

    Two case studies are presented in this paper, one study demonstrating revitalization of roadside vegetation through bioremediation after a spill of motor oil and in another case application of AgroRemed to sites affected by diesel spill with underlying utility cables. The TPH of the soil after bioremediation was reduced by more than 95% from 65,000 ppm in the first case while in the second case, ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • On Site Bioremediation Of Oily Ballast Waters Of Ships and Tankers

    A poster presentation was made at the International Ballast Water symposium held in London, UK Paper discusses application of bioremediation products for ship board remediation of oily ballast water on ships and tankers and presents some case studies on bioremediation of industrial oily waste. Abstract Discharge of oily wasie ballast waier is a perpetual problem for most types of ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • A Feasibility Study for Assessment of In-situ Bioremediation Potential of a Crude Oil Degrading Pseudomonas Consortium

    Following is a link and abstract for an article published in the Journal for Scientific Research wherein a Pseudomonas consortium isolated from a site contaminated with crude oil was applied and effectively used to remediate the same contaminated site under particular environmental conditions.    Link to pdf:  ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Port of antwerp oil spill soil remediation project case study

    THE PROBLEM In 1990, 4500 m3 of silty sand/soil contaminated with mineral oil (diesel) to a level of 1500 ppm was treated on-site (Port of Antwerp) at the request of the client. OUR APPROACH On reviewing both the site and the scope of the project it was clear to Nordevco staff that the most cost effective and efficient approach would be to treat the soil in a ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Bioremediation of Nitrochlorobenzene, Nitroaniline, Chloroaniline, and Other Organics in Groundwater.

    ABSTRACT: The uppermost aquifer beneath a chemical plant contains residual concentrations of o-nitrochlorobenzene from a tank car spill, as well as other plant-related organic compounds of concern (COC), including 2-nitroaniline and o-chloroaniline. The aquifer consists of low permeability clays and silts, and produces only a few gallons of groundwater per day from a shallow ...


    By REGENESIS

  • How To: Bioremediate chlorinated solvents without accumulating metabolites

    Chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) such as tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE), commonly used as dry cleaning solvents and degreasers, pose an ongoing threat to human health and wildlife when spilled into groundwater. Through the injection of bioremediation products into the impacted groundwater, the chlorine atoms can be removed from these compounds in situ. ...


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