petroleum contaminated soil Articles

  • Decontamination of soil contaminated with petroleum grease

    Contamination modifies the engineering properties of soil, thereby restricting its further use either as a construction material or as a supporting medium. Due to the scarcity of land, it becomes imperative to reuse the land for infrastructure developmental activities. Out of numerous soil contaminants, automobile grease is one of the most prominent. Considering the cumulative impact of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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, ...

  • Detection of petroleum-contaminated soils using Equilibrium Headspace and Methanol Extraction

    Petroleum spills and leaking underground storage tanks comprise a significant portion of remediation projects. Soil removal and disposal determined based on the contaminants and concentrations present. Specific target analytes are associated with this type of contamination. A number of these compounds are classified as volatile organics and are used to assess the severity of the contamination, ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Gasoline, jet and diesel fuel soils contaminated - Petroleum product storage terminal

    LOCATION:  Tiverton, Rhode IslandPROJECT DATE:  April, 1993 to PresentCLIENT:  Confidential BACKGROUND: Soils at this 106 acre former petroleum product storage terminal have been impacted with gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel fuel over the course of 50 years. Estimates of the impacted soils range from 200,000 to 400,000 cubic yards. ACTION TAKEN: Ex-situ bioremediation is being used ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • 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

  • Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater

    Client: Power Generation Industry Location: Dagenham, London, England Services: Contaminated land site investigation, risk assessment and remediation services, due diligence    Summary: Our client was able to identify contamination arising from a tenant's activities, and obtain funds for remediation prior to ...

  • 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

  • Bioaugmentation by horizontal injection to remediate petroleum in tight soils

    In situ remediation is a contact sport, requiring contact between the microbes and contamination. Clay-rich soils are particularly challenging as the low permeability limits effective distribution of inoculants. While numerous closely-spaced injection points can improve the distribution of inoculants, this approach is usually not possible at active properties. Horizontal drilling was used on the ...


    By CL Solutions, 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 ...

  • Case study: surfactant enhanced HVDPE remediation of petroleum contaminated soil, bedrock and groundwater

    Recalcitrant petroleum product residuals sorbed in fine grain soils and fractured bedrock Persistent concentrations in groundwater after 12 years of remediation - including pumping, HVDPE Obtained regulatory approval for Ivey-sol surfactant application in spring 2009 Pilot Test Approach - Focused Short-Term Surfactant Injection/Extraction to Maximize Recovery ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Case study – TEPH contamination - petroleum release site – Golden, CO

    Site: Petroleum Release – Golden, CO Contaminant: TEPH in soil Soil Type: Clay Injection Cost: ~$9,000 (material & labor) Plume Area: ~500 sq. ft. Plume Thickness: 4 feet (8 to 12 feet bgs) Date of Treatment: April 6 and 7, 2004 Notes: The goal of the project was to bring small petroleum surface spills affecting soils on the subject site to ...

  • Failure of Magnesium Peroxide to Remediate Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Sites (PDF)

    Researchers promote magnesium peroxide as a viable method to aerobically bioremediate petroleum hydrocarbons and restore groundwater quality. Suppliers claim that dissolved oxygen released in the saturated zone promotes biological growth for degrading a wide range of hydrocarbons dissolved in water and sorbed onto soil particles. Yet, staff with the CaliforniaRegional Water Quality Control Board, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - EDRO in soil at petroleum tank farm site

    Environmental engineers needed quick and accurate screening analysis on a tank farm contaminated with a subsurface plume of fuel oil. Sitelab's EDRO test was performed to delineate the vertical extent of contamination. A drill rig was used to collect samples from the surface down to twenty feet at different locations throughout the property. They needed to quantify the size of the NAPL plume in ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Rapid Analysis of Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) in Soil and Water by Infrared Spectroscopy

    In 1988 the US EPA estimated that there were 3 to 5 million underground chemical storage tanks (UST’s) in the United States, of which up to 1% would develop leaks every year. In response to growing concerns about the quality and future availability of safe drinking water, federal and state programs have begun to systematically replace virtually all UST’s installed before 1986 either with above ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • 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.

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