Spill Control Articles

  • 99% of Interceptor contamination remediated - Case study

    What is an Interceptor Tank? An interceptor tank is a trap used to filter out hydrocarbon pollutants from rainwater runoff. It is typically used in road construction and on petrol station forecourts to prevent fuel contamination of the water table via runoff. Petrol interceptors work on the premise that some hydrocarbons such as petrol and diesel float on the ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Hydrocarbon Bioremediation – Cleaning fuels & motor oil spills on water - Case Study

    Background Nanobite Products proved how effective they are in hydrocarbon bioremediation on water with the almost total remediation in one week of fuel spills from abandoned cars. Read on… On March 30 2006, in Black Sod Bay in County Mayo, between 45 and 50 cars were transported from a neighbouring island destined for scrap. They were deposited at low tide on ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Nanobite remediates boyne river oil spill - Case study

    On the 6 September 2007, an oil spill from a fuel dump leaks into the beautiful Boyne River, County Louth, Ireland. Local wild fowl and their nesting areas are endangered, as is the local water supply. The coastguards deploy conventional booms to contain the spill but decide against the use of conventional chemical detergents because of the obvious damage to flora and fauna. ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Treating a Gasoline spill - Case Study

    Treating a Gasoline Spill in New York Overview Gasoline spill in high value residential area. Space for process equipment limited. Need for low profile - sound and appearance. Strippers housed in metal shipping containers. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • ALBANISA Oil Spill Equipment Setup - Case Study

    As a part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America (acronym in Spanish: ALBA), Nicaragua has received funds to build a new oil hub in the Caribbean. The hub will be available for oil companies in order to store their products before reaching its final destination. By doing that the profit will be increased as the costs for transportion is reduced. The updated environmental ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Housekeeping at Work – Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug

    What’s at Stake? Housekeeping at work is about much more than cleaning windows and sweeping up dust bunnies. Poor housekeeping can cause injuries, slow down production, dampen morale, start fires and cause catastrophic explosions of combustible dusts. What’s the Danger? A messy workplace not only affects workers’ ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Chemical Spill Response Products & Procedures

    The current political and world climate has forced the Emergency Response Community to take a closer look at the number of potential hazards that they may be called upon to deal with. Of particular concerns are the response to terrorist and/or chemical incidents. Depending on the type of event, responders may be faced with a myriad of challenges and onsite dangers. With a chemical release, the ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • The Importance of Local Knowledge When Preparing an Oil Spill Response Plan

    What to Know About New OSRP Regulations What is an OSRP? Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRPs) have been required for many years for containers with a capacity of 42,000 gallons or more. The goal of these comprehensive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A real-time, rapid emergency control model for sudden water pollution accidents in long-distance water transfer projects

    A real-time, rapid emergency control (EC) model is proposed to cope with sudden water pollution accidents in long-distance water transfer projects. The EC model outputs the method of EC based on pollutant properties. A generalized form of EC model is proposed and tested with a demonstrative project. The rapid prediction formulas of emergency control parameters (ECPs) are proposed under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lamor & Arctia study effectiveness of oil spill response applications in ice

    Arctia Karhu Oy’s harbor icebreaker, Ahto, based out of Kemi in northern Finland, is participating in oil spill response research and development in the Gulf of Bothnia, between Ajos and Tornio, during the first week of February, 2016. The ice trials will test and examine the effectiveness of mechanical oil spill response operations in ice and the behavior of oil throughout ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Warning! Beware stormwater product

    Warning! Beware of a storm water insert sold under the trade mark "Safe Drain".  This product holds water in the open position.  Standing water can present both odor and health issues.  In 2004, Cameron M. Colson patented a leading storm water drain insert that utilized a butterfly valve mounted inside the storm water insert that aided in spill control.  This Design was ...

  • Biosurfactant produced by a Rhodococcus erythropolis mutant as an oil spill response agent

    Biosurfactants have been considered as superior alternatives to currently used surfactants as they are generally more biodegradable, less toxic, and better at enhancing biodegradation. However, the application of biosurfactants is limited by the availability of economic biosurfactants and the corresponding producers that can work effectively. Hyperproducers generated by metabolic engineering ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • SAP (Superabsorbent Polymers) - case study

    Superabsorbers (SAP, superabsorbent polymers) are plastics, which are able to absorb 1000 times their own weight in liquid. The main areas of application are baby nappies as well as products for female hygiene and incontinence care. The task for AVA was to improve the existing SAP product quality, to increase the throughput of the overall plant, and to enable several process stages to be ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • How to Handle the Aftermath of a Workplace Injury

    Accidents happen – it’s an unfortunate reality for many employees, who are susceptible to accidents at work, and employers, who often are monetarily liable for medical bills and reparations after the fact. While the proper precautions can significantly lessen the risks associated with workplace injuries, employers should be aware of the proper processes following an accident. To ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Application of the American Society of Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) New Skimmer Test Protocol

    Abstract The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee on skimmers recently adopted a standard methodology for measuring the nameplate capacity for a given skimmer system. Current industry practice allows manufacturers to label skimmers with a nameplate capacity that may bear little relationship to the ability of the skimmer, as a system, to recover oil. Manufacturers ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Use of the newly developed ASTM Standard F 2709 (Standard Test Method for determining nameplate recovery rate of stationary oil skimmer systems)

    Abstract The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee on skimmers recently adopted a standard methodology for measuring skimmer performance, F 2709 - . Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Skimmer Systems. Current industry practice allows manufacturers to label skimmers with a nameplate capacity based solely on the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Development of an American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Stationary Skimmer Test Protocol - Phase 2 Development

    Abastract The development of a simple and inexpensive standard test protocol to determine a realistic nameplate capacity for oil skimmers is underway within the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM); however, there are differing opinions on how these tests should be conducted. A significant point of contention has been whether to test skimmers using oil only or using an oil layer ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Recent testing, training, and research conducted at Ohmsett - The national oil spill response research & renewable energy test facility

    Abstract Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, plays a critical role in developing the most effective response technologies, as well as training first responders with the most realistic training available, enabling a rapid and efficient response to an actual spill. The facility provides a crucial intermediate step between small-scale bench ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Photo‐induced toxicity of Deepwater Horizon slick oil to blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) larvae

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill resulted in the accidental release of approximately 700 million L of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Photo‐induced toxicity after co‐exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is 1 mechanism by which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from oil spills may exert toxicity. Blue crab are an important commercial and ecological resource in the Gulf of Mexico, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Identification of Emergency Situations

    With ever increasing technological advancements, the potential for risks and hazards have been substantially minimized in the recent years. However to a flip side, whether it’s a mass scale manufacturing facility or a service business down the block; the potency for unforeseen events to occur is considered to be on top of the list when it comes to establishing precautionary measures.   ...


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