Spill Control Articles

  • Environmental Technicians – It’s a Dirty Job

    But someone’s got to do it. Environmental Technicians are unsung heroes at Global. Their job isn’t glamorous. And while they’re not diving to great depths or piloting ROVs, the services our Enviro Techs provide are absolutely vital to Global, to our clients, and to the environment. Along with providing preventive booming and spill response services, our Enviro Techs play a ...

  • Reducing Risks and Costs associated with oil/fuel spill response

    Replacing inadequate spill response with 21st technology The information presented herein will demonstrate to insurance companies and their insured clients how to mitigate risk and reduce costs associated with oil/fuel spills. Insurance companies, Protection & Indemnity (P&I) clubs, and parties that pay high premiums are doing so based on the excessive costs associated with using ...

  • Nanobite bioremediates a Contaminated harbour - Case study

    When a hydrocarbon is spilled on water, it is very visible – floating on the surface, a blue green sheen clearly visible. When applied to an oil spill on water, Nanobite Liquid will not mix with the water and become diluted. Within a minute it attaches to the hydrocarbon, bonding with it and creating a matrix – an agglomerated gel- that remains on the surface and cannot sink, no ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Foundry by products and casting waste

    There are lots of waste elements generated by the casting process, creating a waste stream that requires specific handling in order to minimise the risk of land contamination, both through the handling process and the storage and disposal of raw materials ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - railroad release prevention barrier

    Location: Walnut Hill, FL. System Applied: RobolLiner Substrate / Area: Gravel / 51,596 sq ft Date Completed: July 2012 Project Description The railroad needed containment for when they were unloading crude. We installed our RoboLiner System right on top of the sharp gravel and now they have a seamless spill prevention area. The liner is ...

  • Inland oil spill clean up case study

    Introduction The essential strategy for inland spill clean up techniques should be containment, recovery and temporary storage. Secondary needs will include transportation and possible disposal - or recycling. It is important to discover the source of the spill which might not be straight forward. A steady slow seepage from a leaking disused oil storage tank may be very difficult ...

  • Could SpillFix Become Your Main Go To Absorbent Product

    When dealing with spills around the workplace, anyone on-site must be ready to both contain and to clean up any possible spill. Typically when cleaning the spill, an absorbent product is brought into the mix. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned over our years of experience, it’s that when you use an absorbent product you want to use the right absorbent product.  ...

  • Quick Sandbagging for Spring Flooding 2014

    According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook for 2014, rivers in half of the continental USA are at minor or moderate risks of flooding this spring. The SandMaster sandbagging attachment may be just what your community needs to provide the protection when a flood event threatens your ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Skid Steer Attachment for Sandbagging

    The SandMaster 20 can be used with most skid steers to quickly bag material for flood control, erosion control, pipeline development, spill containment or any other use. Everyone is always looking for ways to save time and money and with the SandMaster 20, both can be achieved. In addition, the SandMaster 20 is capable of producing 4,800 sandbags in 8 hours with only 3 people drastically reducing ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Auto Repair & Recycling Industry: Service and Scrap Business Saves Money, Stays True to `Green Roots`

    At Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Inc., old things become new again. Since 1978, Jeff Kurtz and his family have been restoring and fixing cars, as well as offering a variety of recycling services to Paxinos, PA, and surrounding communities. PROBLEM: In 2011, Kurtz realized that he could do more to clean up the wastewater run-off from the auto repair and service facility. In ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Practical quantification method for Heinz bodies in birds applicable to rapid response field scenarios

    Oil‐induced oxidative injury to red blood cells results in Heinz body hemolytic anemia. Here, the authors evaluated three Heinz body staining techniques in brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) blood. Using a range of in vitro acetylphenylhydrazine incubations, the authors validated a field‐adapted technique against laboratory wet‐mounts and verified the stability of this technique for one ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • Managing compliance: Going beyond ‘Be Prepared’

    The recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan have prompted companies around the globe to re-examine their emergency response strategies. While some companies have comprehensive emergency response strategies in place, others just now are taking the steps necessary to review possible threats, analyze potential impacts and create expanded versions of their existing plans. If a company ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Transport and fate of phosphorus during and after manure spill simulations

    Animal manure spills contribute to P loading of surface waters and little is known about the effectiveness of the current manure spill clean-up methods to mitigate P contamination. Manure spill clean-up consists of containing, removing, and land applying the contaminated water column, while P-enriched fluvial sediments remain in place. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to (i) ...

  • Prediction and consequences of petroleum spills into the Nigerian aquatic environment in the year 2000

    The prediction and consequences of petroleum spills into Nigeria's aquatic environment in the year 2000 are presented. The forecasts are made from available petroleum spillage cases coupled with oral questionnaire and experimentally obtained data using moving average, t-distribution and simple exponential regression-correlation computational techniques. The simulated forecasts provide information ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • History of super absorbent polymer chemistry

    Until the 1980’s, water absorbing materials were cellulosic or fiber-based products. Choices were tissue paper, cotton, sponge, and fluff pulp. The water retention capacity of these types of materials is only 20 times their weight – at most. In the early 1960s, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was conducting work on materials to improve water conservation in soils. They ...

  • Managing intellectual property in inter-firm R&D collaborations in knowledge-intensive industries

    Managing intellectual property plays a crucial role in a collaborative innovation environment by providing legal protection, especially when supporting factual protection strategies that enable profits from temporary monopolies. However, legal protection strategies are a novelty in emerging business fields, such as the knowledge-intensive industry sector, as innovation and value creation are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economics of super absorbent polymers and waste stabilization

    Economics of Super Absorbent Polymers & Waste Stabilization The use of super absorbent polymer (superabsorbent polymer or SAP) in waste stabilization offers many advantages over more conventional absorbents. These advantages include: • Minimal increase in waste volume or weight • Lower transport fees due to less loads • Lower total landfill disposal fees due since waste volume has not ...

  • 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 ...

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