petroleum spill control Articles

  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure

    Background One of the EPA’s mandates is to prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waterways which are defined under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act as any waterway or body of water that is used for ...

  • 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

  • Modelling to assist risk assessment and remedial strategy development for a petrol spill

    Client: Confidential: Petroleum Retailer Location: Luton, UK Services: Groundwater modelling, contaminant transport modelling, remediation strategy development Summary: Groundwater modelling demonstrated that hydraulic containment of a contaminant plume could effectively protect a public water supply in the medium term, ...

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part I

    There are numerous federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply to aviation facilities. The requirements are continually expanding due to new and revised regulations. There has recently been a significant increase in inspection frequency and official letters of non-compliance. FBO facilities are the most often targeted. Since fuel storage is usually the greatest environmental ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Hydrocarbon contamination of a typical mangrove floor in Niger Delta, Nigeria

    The impact of petroleum hydrocarbons on the floor of a mangrove system located on one of the intertidal lands behind the barrier islands of Niger Delta basin of southern Nigeria was evaluated following the Obiafu-14 oil spillage. The area covered by the oil spill was delimited by reconnaissance and soils were sampled by grid method from the bottom and middle slopes of oil-affected and unaffected ...

  • Evaluation of The Efficiency of Various Commercial Products for The Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil

    Bioremediation has become an important method for the treatment of terrestrial oil spills and is often favoured over strictly physical-chemical methods. In this study, enzymatic analyses and signature lipid biomarkers were employed to evaluate the efficacy of selected bioremediation products on control and oil contaminated soil plots. It is envisioned that these biological indicators may be used ...


    By Springer

  • Petrochemical company repair/upgrade, Sarnia, Ont., Canada

    The Problem: Economically upgrade and repair dikes that have suffered from severe surface erosion and growth of undesirable vegetation. The Solution: Presto Geoweb® Cellular Confinement System Dikes that protect three tanks at a petrochemical company in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada suffered from severe surface erosion problems and growth of undesirable vegetation. A ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • EHS support for a manufacturing facility closure – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea Group was retained to provide Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management services for an audio equipment manufacturer in support of closure of a large manufacturing facility in the Southeastern US. Solution: Duties included waste management inspections and shipping supervision, inspections of fire suppression equipment and petroleum ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Oil Storage Requirements of the SPCC Regulations

    ABSTRACTThe SPCC regulations entail numerous requirements for the storage of oil. The intent of this paper is to summarize several of the complex requirements associated with oil storage at a facility subject to the SPCC regulations. INTRODUCTIONThe Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations are far reaching requirements promulgated by the ...

  • Security projects

    Location: Belle Chasse, LA Unit: C-3315 and C-4315 Project: Flood, security and spill walls Conoco Phillips Alliance Refinery sits approximately 20 miles downriver (Mississippi) from the city of New Orleans. During 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Conoco Phillips suffered massive damage, owing to hurricane storm surge and its resulting flooding. The six-month production downtime at Conoco ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part II

    Many people think of risk management as having adequate insurance to cover potential disasters. A better approach is preventing or minimizing disaster in the first place. The dictionary definition of risk management is the technique or profession of assessing, minimizing, and preventing accidental loss to a business, as through the use of insurance, safety measures, etc. In the last issue, we ...


    By DES, 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 ...

  • Advances in flashpoint testing: economic impact

    Flashpoint testing is one of the oldest methods of the ASTM D02 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, which was formed in 1904. The most prevalent standards are ASTM D56 (Tag Method), D92 (Cleveland Method), and D93 (Pensky-Martens Method). These classical techniques, commonly referred to as open-cup and closedcup methods, share a common principle: A test flame is lowered into the ...

  • Emergency response and remediation of a petrol leak: petrol filling station

    Project: Emergency Fuel Leak at an Operational Petrol Station Client: Franchised petrol station operator Services: Emergency response/leak management, regulator negotiation, site investigation, remediation and verification Summary: Responsive, pragmatic advice and robust regulator negotiations aided rapid characterisation ...

  • Portable Infrared Analyzers Provide On-Site Measurement of Oil and Grease Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Water

    The amount of water used in and produced by hydraulic fracturing of shale gas wells is in the millions of gallons per well.  Whether the water is going to be taken off-site for disposal or reused for re-injection, the flowback or produced water needs pretreatment to remove any residual oil from the water.  Waiting for remote laboratory results to determine the oil level can take several ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Understanding and Monitoring Hydrocarbons in Water

    Untitled Document 1. Introduction Oil contamination continues to be a very hot topic, due largely in part to recent catastrophic events with shipping ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Compost Markets Grow With Environmental Applications

    The use of compost in various environmental applications is one of the most intensive areas of compost research being pursued today. The high organic matter content and biological activity of compost makes it effective for use in a variety of applications. Five of these will be reviewed in this article: erosion control, revegetation, biofiltration, bioremediation, and wetlands construction. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Taking Fossil Fuels to the Next Level - Standards Underpin Extraction, Processing and Distribution

    To the average person, the oil and gas industry may appear simple — a matter of literally tapping into a natural resource and distributing it to customers. Of course the matter of extraction is rarely simple, and in the case of emergent hydraulic fracturing technology, it is particularly complex and capital-intensive. In fact, the world of petroleum and natural gas extraction, distribution ...


    By ASTM International

  • A new way to Skim and save

    Oil and water don’t mix, efficiency and profits often do. While the oil and water adage is well known to biodiesel producers—it means feedstock is contaminated with water—it also offers an opportunity. Biodiesel plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment that help a facility operate more efficiently. Oily water is a major hurdle to efficient processing ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • A way to skim and save: a guide to oil skimming

    Plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment to help them run their facility more efficiently. In many manufacturing and processing plants, oily water is present, which prevents a plant from functioning efficiently. Water has several purposes in a manufacturing or processing facility. It can be used for cooling machinery, washing down equipment or in processing. Sometimes, this ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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