water hydrocarbon spill Articles

  • 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.

  • The Three Basic Parameters for How to Address Oil / Hydrocarbon Based Material Spills

    The most basic quesAon to ask in regards to oil spills is, why do you clean them up? Very few people get the reason why you clean up an oil spill. The reason you clean up an oil spill is to reduce the toxicity of the oil to the environment so that living organisms can survive/ live. If single celled organisms can live in the environment, then generally ...

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Wastewater

    A wastewater treatment company established and operates an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose is to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time provide a wastewater treatment service for industries based in Northern California. The oily water mixes processed by the company are obtained from tanker bilges, contaminated ...

  • 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

  • Complex hydrocarbon pollutants in America`s Water

    Class action litigation continues to dominate the environmental news as it relates to MTBE (the cleaner previously used in gasoline), Perchlorate (primarily found in rocket fuel); and 1,4-Dioxane ( a widely used solvent) found in numerous State’s well and surface waters. Over 33-states currently have imposed their own regulations on MTBE, and the USEPA is reviewing what the Federal standard for ...


  • 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 ...


  • Oxidative stress responses of Gulf Killifish exposed to hydrocarbons from the deepwater horizon oil spill: Considering potential implications on aquatic food resources

    Ecosystem effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) remain under investigation following the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Fundulus grandis, an established indicator of aquatic ecosystem health, was investigated since this species shares genes and biochemical pathways with higher trophic level fish and plays an important role in the Gulf food chain. Oxidative stress ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Using a Self Bailer on Containment Sumps to Filter Hydrocarbons

    How do you eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment systems and maintain compliance with EPA and Clean Water Act regulations?  Since most outdoor oil storage tank sumps and oil drum spill pallets will inevitably be exposed to local precipitation and storm water runoff from nearby catchment surfaces, it is necessary to make sure you ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Gasoline storage tank spill - Exxon

    LOCATION:  Millville, New JerseyPROJECT DATE:  June, 1975 to September, 1976CLIENT:  Exxon BACKGROUND: A gasoline spill from a storage tank was found when gasoline fumes were noticed in basements adjacent to the gasoline station. An undetermined amount of gasoline was lost to the shallow, unconfined sandy aquifer of high porosity and permeability. An extensive clay bed lay beneath ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Oil Spill Eater II used on another shoreline spill in Estancia Philippines

    “A significant spill of heavy oil (bunker C type) occurred when Power Barge No. 103 ran aground at the shores of Estancia during the height of typhoon Haiyan. Between 21 and 23 November, environment experts from the Philippines Environmental Management Bureau visited the site of the oil spill together with a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) environment expert, ...

  • Spill Containment, Industrial & Environmental Solutions

    ULTRA-EVER DRY is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultratech EverDry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. This barrier repels water, oil and other liquids unlike any coating seen before. Technical Information:  ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Analytical Solutions for Free-Hydrocarbon Recovery using Skimmer and Dual-Pump Wells

    Accidental release of petroleum hydrocarbons to the subsurface may occur through spills around refineries, leaking pipelines, storage tanks or other sources. If the spill is large, the hydrocarbon liquids may eventually reach a water table and spread laterally in a pancake-like lens. Hydrocarbons that exist as a separate phase are termed light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL). The portion of the ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Hydrocarbon Removal Using Bioremediation with Porous Paving and Bio-swales

    Hydrocarbon Problem Asphalt paving and emissions from vehicles generate an ongoing source of light hydrocarbon emissions, which can include numerous “anes” and “enes” along with aromatic hydrocarbons (the bulk of which evaporate into the atmosphere when spilled). Most of these materials can be toxic, and are regulated by concentration amounts contained within ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Field-Proven Removal of Dissolved Hydrocarbons from Offshore Produced Water by the Macro Porous Polymer-Extraction Technology

    At the moment there are no field proven technologies available to remove dissolved hydrocarbons (aliphatics and mainly aromatics) from produced water on offshore platforms. Following a joined study of the NOGEPA (The Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association) and the Dutch Government, the Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) technology was selected from 55 technologies as ...

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Monitoring and Leak Detection for a Hydrocarbon Pipeline

    Hydrocarbon Pipeline •          Pipeline Leak Detection •          Pumping Station Monitoring • ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Bioremediation of diesel spill - cumbria, united kingdom

    Introduction Microbac has successful undertaken the clean up of a diesel spill at a site in Cumbria. The oil escaped from a large storage tank, located at the top of an incline after a problem occurred with closure of the valve. The position of the spill resulted in oil running down the incline and into the site drainage system. In response to the client"s request, Microbac ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Management and risk assessment of a chemical spill: engineering facility

    Project: Management and Risk Assessment of a Cleaning Effluent Spill  Client: Confidential Services: Spill response, environmental sampling, risk assessment, regulator liaison Summary: Proportionate risk assessment and pollution management to safeguard local surface waters and satisfy regulator requirements ...

  • Analytical Testing for Corexit Dispersants Used in the Gulf Spill

    The analysis of various sample matrices (seawater, sediment, tissue) to determine concentrations of Corexit dispersants used in the Gulf spill requires the use of one or more of the components in the dispersant as a tracer. The primary active ingredient (i.e. the primary surfactant) in the Corexit products is Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate Sodium Salt (DOSS). The other primary ingredients function as ...


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