oil spill monitoring Articles

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • An empirically tractable model of optimal oil spills prevention in Russian sea harbours

    Based on previous theoretical work by Gottinger (1997, 1998), we propose a simple model of optimal monitoring of oil-related activities in harbour areas that is suitable for empirical estimation within the Russian— Ukrainian context, in spite of the poor availability of data in these countries. Specifically, the model indicates how to best allocate at the steady state a given monitoring budget ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New oil spill response application note from China

    The Problem: Oil may spill out in the process of oil exploration & development, refining, storage and transportation and enter into open water environment like oceanic environment due to incident or incorrect operation. Oil spill damages include to human heath, safety, ecological environment, aquaculture. In China, the State Oceanic Administration requires the oil content in the discharge to ...

  • 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

  • The Importance of Local Knowledge When Preparing an Oil Spill Response Plan

    What to Know About New OSRP Regulations What is an OSRP? Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRPs) have been required for many years for containers with a capacity of 42,000 gallons or more. The goal of these comprehensive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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.

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Leak/Spill Detection for Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks

    Leakwise Oil-in-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems are being used in a variety of applications to address health and safety directives, environmental regulations, and economic necessity. Oil and fuel storage facilities worldwide have over 15 years of experience depending on these reliable systems. Read more about the ways Leakwise can be used to monitor and detect ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Case study - Public-private partnership successfully tests leakwise early oil spill detection sensor in the tidal Delaware river

    Background In the summer of 2011, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collaborated with GE Analytical Instruments on a unique test deployment of an oil sheen sensor in the tidal Delaware River. The idea for the test deployment arose during meetings of the Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee, which includes organizations and ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

    A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012. A pattern of dramatic, widespread shoreline loss along Louisiana’s coast caused by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ...

  • Leaks and spills - LNAP and DNAPL detection and clean up

    Any tank can leak. Most leaks can be cleaned up and responsible operators need equipment that does what’s needed. With an ATEX Zone 0 certified interface meter site operators can successfully achieve LNAP and DNAPL detection when monitoring petrochemical sites, tank farms, petrol station forecourts, landfills or remediation sites. If site technicians detect ...


    By Geotech

  • Stormwater and Spill Management at an Iron Pipe Foundry in Texas

    ABSTRACTLarge industrial sites have had permits for storm water discharges under the NPDES program of the Clean Water Act since the mid to late 80’s. Recent emphasis has been placed on regulated facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans under the Oil Pollution Prevention Act (40 CFR 112). A large iron pipe foundry in Texas has several storm ...

  • Hydrocarbon Monitoring Technologies

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has increased the interest in technology in oil spills, cleanups and remediation. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is expected to present challenges to every person in the region whose livelihood or operations depend on access to clean water and air.While the obvious presence of crude oil floating on the surface appears to have diminished, the concern that the bulk ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • A Spill on Tradition - How Lubicon Lake Nation is coping with disaster

    Resource development often conflicts with traditional land use and can be a source of frustration for many Aboriginal communities focused on protecting their traditional territories. In areas where oil and gas development is taking place, oil spills are not uncommon and many companies struggle to find local capacity to assist them in establishing both preventative and reactive planning to ensure ...


    By ECO Canada

  • BP, affiliates sue EPA for suspending contracting privileges following spill

    BP Exploration & Production Co. Inc. and several other affiliates, along with BP plc, sued the Environmental Protection Agency Aug. 12, challenging the agency's decision to suspend the company from federal contracts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Monitoring Hydroelectric Dam Sumps

    TD-4100 Oil in Water Monitors for Hydroelectric Dam Sumps TD-4100 Oil in Water Monitors for Hydroelectric Dam Sumps Hydroelectric Dams produce electric power via the force of the water flowing through the dam. There are numerous sources for oil spillage: The hydroelectric turbines are lubricated by standard lubrication oils; The very large water control valves are normally ...

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