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  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • The climb to the top

    Back in the late 1980’s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators. As production plants got away from in-ground basins, one of the more simple innate operational checks became more challenging; ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL

    Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices

    Obtaining a representative oil sample from a closed loop lubrication system is essential to any good oil analysis program. As oil analysis programs become more standardized for routine monitoring, especially within equipment warranty support programs, equipment makers provide more sampling points on new equipment. These ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Testing VOC Evaporation Losses from Floating Roof Tank Turnovers

    Air emissions from floating roof tanks have been well characterized and documented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The estimation methods have been revised and updated throughout the years. However, an unusual aspect of air emissions from tanks with a floating roof during a tank turnover has not been addressed. Petroleum storage tank floating roofs are landed on tank legs and ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Fighting Foam in Aeration Tanks

    Just like a poorly poured pint of beer can wreak havoc on your coffee table, excessive foam formation in aeration tanks can create operational challenges for both municipal and industrial treatment plant operators.  In municipal plants, foam formation is common during secondary treatment startup, as the young microbiology is unable to breakdown surfactants associated with soap, shampoo, ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • `Testing VOC Evaporation Losses from Floating Roof Tank Turnover,` published in Oil and Gas Journal, December 10, 2001

    Abstract Air emissions from floating roof tanks have been well characterized and documented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The estimation methods have been revised and updated throughout the years. However, an unusual aspect of air emissions from tanks with a floating roof during a tank turnover has not been addressed.  Petroleum storage tank floating roofs are ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Underground storage tanks case study

    MacDill Air Force Base A Phase II environmental site assessment was conducted at a military base in the southeastern United States. As part of the ESA, GeoView was contracted to perform the geophysical site assessment. The purpose of the geophysical investigation was to determine the presence and location of any underground storage tanks that may be buried within the boundaries of the ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Maersk line - ballast tank cleaning

    Overview The following is an internal document from Maersk highlighting the use of SpillAway's NavalKleen II product for the bioremediation of No.6 heavy fuel oil that had leaked into the ballast tank of SL Atlantic. At the point that SpillAway were asked to help, the contaminated ballast water had been removed and the tank physically cleaned, however, residues left in the tank were still ...


  • Barnet Eco-School get rainwater collection tank

    Rainwater Harvesting system supplied to Northway and Fairway school in Barnet Aquaco are supplying a 30,000 litre rainwater collection tank together with associated pump sets, controls, filtration and Ultra Violet disinfection for the use of toilet flushing within the school building. Aquaco will be testing and commissioning the equipment once ...

  • Septic tank additive impacts on microbial populations

    Environmental health specialists, other onsite wastewater professionals, scientists, and homeowners have questioned the effectiveness of septic tank additives. This paper describes an independent, third-party, field scale, research study of the effects of three liquid bacterial septic tank additives and a control (no additive) on septic tank microbial populations. Microbial populations were ...

  • Oil tank removal and land remediation specialist

    It becomes a terrifically herculean task, when an oil tank is detected above and below the ground. In such cases we immediately need professional tank removal services. In this regard West Coast Tank Recovery has come out with some gratifying result. It is not easy to handle the situation, when an oil tank is detected, submerged into the ground. In such circumstances we can only trust the ...

  • Crude oil tank profiling case study

    A little while ago we were approached by Cyprus Petroleum Refining Ltd, the largest Cypriot refining company to undertake the sludge profiling of eight crude oil tanks. The company sent two of its most experienced team members to carry out the work. Over a two week period in the middle of summer the team landed the floating roofs of the eight tanks and commenced the sludge profiling using a tried ...

  • Innovations in Bench Testing of Waste waters

    Wastewater management in developing countries throughout the world is in a state of crisis. It is estimated that 2.6 billion people worldwide live without adequate sanitation. Resources are scarce, previous management systems have failed, and traditional techniques and solutions are not immediate enough, too expensive, or simply inefficient. Discussion with regards to OI Analytics Instrumentation ...


  • Case Study: 48 Hour Tank Lining Repair

    GUEST BLOG: 48-hour tank lining corrosion repair, thanks to SPI’s fast curing Polyshield HT-100F UB In this post, we focus on a tank lining corrosion repair that’s recently been completed by our 2015 Global Distributor of the Year, SPI Performance Coatings Ltd, of Wiltshire UK. This particular project involved a ...

  • Keeping Tanks Online and Divers Out of the Water

    Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction brings piece of mind to customers with regular and efficient mini remotely operated vehicle inspections Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction (HSAC) is a commercial diving company based in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Operating since 1994, HSAC recently added a Deep Trekker mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to their team to improve potable water ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Minnesota makeover - treating hydrostatic test water

    A pipeline company in Minnesota conducted a hydrostatic test of its pipeline, producing approximately 320,000 barrels of fluid for treatment. Fluid was pumped from the pipeline into three storage tanks located at the pipeline’s tank farm. Fluid was then pumped from the storage tanks directly to CETCO Oilfield Services onsite equipment. On average, CETCO Oilfield Services treated the fluid at a ...


    By CETCO Energy Services

  • Clean your test sieves to maintain accurate results

    A standard process in analytical laboratories is sieve analysis, the practice of accessing the particle size distribution of a granular material. The trouble is, sieves prove quite the challenge to clean thoroughly enough to get all the contaminants out of the mesh. Every last grain stuck in the sieve must be removed to gain accurate analysis. A solution has been found in the use ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Case study - Performance testing PAHs in soil

    These case studies highlight Sitelab’s accuracy from customers who have used the UVF-3100D for testing Target PAHs. This test correlates well to U.S. EPA Method 8270 or similar GC methods, which includes a list of 16 or more compounds. The analyzer is fitted with special optical filters sensitive to this same group of hydrocarbons. Examples of UVF-3100D testing Polycyclic Aromatic ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

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