spill prevention 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 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.

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Steven Sell, Biologist & Application Engineer Wednesdays August 27, 2014 ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Prevention of Oil Spill Pollution in Seawater Using Locally Available Materials

    Abstract Oil spill pollution a severe environmental problem, which persists in marine environment or in inland water across the world, has grown to an alarming magnitude with increased levels of oil production and transport. Causes of it is either accidental or due to operation wherever oil is produced, transported, stored and used on sea or land. Hence, it is almost impossible for marine life ...


  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • 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

  • Once Again, EPA Proposes Revisions to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule

    Once Again, EPA Proposes Revisions to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule On Monday, December 12, 2005, EPA proposed two separate amendments to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule in the Federal Register. The first streamlines the regulatory requirements for qualified facilities and equipment regulated under 40 CFR part 112 (FR ...

  • There’s No Use Crying Over Spilled Sewage: Using Standby Lift Station Pumps to Prevent SSOs before They Happen

    Power outages and unforeseen mechanical failures create the potential for system distress and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in wastewater collection and treatment systems. In accordance with a lawsuit initiated by Mobile Bay Watch (Mobile, Alabama), the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System (MAWSS) chose to install an automatic dry priming backup system to increase system reliability and enable ...

  • Post OPA-90 Vessel Oil Transfer Spill Prevention: The Effectiveness of Coast Guard Enforcement

    Although oil spills from tanker accidents receive the most publicity, most vessel spills are not the result of accidents but of oil transfer activities. We investigate determinants of the size of vessel oil transfer spills as well as the effectiveness of Coast Guard enforcement activities in reducing their size. Vessel out-of-water and in-water oil transfer spillage functions are estimated ...


    By Springer

  • 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 ...

  • Pollution prevention and control, Northern England

    Project Remediation Strategies were requested by a major prestige vehicle manufacturer based in North-West England to provide assistance in upgrading their production facility’s surface water protection measures. The site had recently experienced potential regulatory compliance issues with its surface water discharge and staff wanted to take positive action to prevent future ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Preventing Your Next Environmental Incident

    The environmental profession has historically relied on “lagging” indicators (i.e., indicators that follow an event, such as a spill or a notice of violation) as the primary means of assessing and managing environmental performance. But what if we instead focused on “leading” indicators, that is, upstream factors that could aid in the prevention of an environmental incident? There is ample ...

  • Solution blooming for fracking spills?

    Blooming salts may clean up after brine spills North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – is often laden with salts and can spill, contaminating soils. In 2014, for example, 42 such brine spills per week, on average, were recorded in North Dakota. Brine spills introduce so ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Mercury Spill Control Procedures

    Mercury is a known neurotoxin that is extremely toxic even in small amounts. It directly affects the central nervous and renal systems, causing developmental delays, motor and brain problems like those associated with autism. Mercury"s hidden danger also lies in when at room temperature, when exposed it vaporizes readily. Once ...


  • 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 ...


  • Printing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Pollution prevention and control, West Wales

    Project Earlier this year, Remediation Strategies were asked to look into the development of a pneumatic barrier for a specific oil spill response scenario.  A pneumatic barrier uses compressed air in an underwater environment to create a vertical ‘bubble barrier’ and a standing wave at the water surface. The purpose of the barrier is to contain a given spillage of ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • Inland diesel spill case study

    Introduction In January 2000 an oil spill occurred in the North of England. It was estimated up to 30,000 litres of diesel fuel had escaped the fuel storage tanks of a major factory due to a burst pipe. Fortunately most of the spilled oil found its way to a nearby drainage facility owned by the local Water Authority. Due to neglect the drainage outlet pipe that feeds ...

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