Oil Spills Articles

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • 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

  • New Oil Analysis Handbook

    Third edition contains more How To articles and more case studies It has been more than two years since we published the first edition of the Oil Analysis Handbook. Our original goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. Each edition brings us ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Separation of citral isomers from lemongrass oil

    Reveleris® Prep: Purification with flash chromatography followed by a prep-HPLC isolation of citral isomers Lemongrass is cultivated around the world. It's mainly grown for its oils, which have a number of uses including for vitamin A, perfumes, insect spray, cosmetics, perfumes, food and drinks. Lemongrass is also enjoyed as a tea throughout the world. Lemongrass oil contains several ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Waste Oil

    Waste oil trucks are tanker trucks that are designed for the specific purpose of picking up waste oils, such as yellow grease, brown grease and motor oils. If you’re in need of waste oil tanker trucks, you’ll want to purchase them from a company that provides a number of customization options to ensure that your waste oil tanker trucks meet your specific needs. Here at Amthor ...


    By Amthor International

  • Removal of Disperse Red 60 dye from aqueous solution using free and composite fungal biomass of Lentinus concinnus

    Lentinus concinnus biomass was immobilized to carboxyl derivative of cellulose, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), in the presence of FeCl3 (0.1 mol L−1) via ionic cross-linking. The beads containing immobilized fungal biomass were incubated at 30 °C for three days to permit growth of the fungus. The free and immobilized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • One-step approach for the synthesis of CoFe2O4@rGO core-shell nanocomposites as efficient adsorbent for removal of organic pollutants

    CoFe2O4-reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites (CFG) have been successfully synthesized via one-step solvothermal method. The prepared CFG are characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), vibrating sample magnetometer and so on. The FESEM results show that CFG have uniform core-shell ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • USGS, NASA Study Finds Widespread Coastal Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill

    A new USGS-NASA study found widespread shoreline loss along heavily oiled areas of Louisiana's coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and compared the erosion from the spill with coastal changes Hurricane Isaac caused in 2012. A pattern of dramatic, widespread shoreline loss along Louisiana’s coast caused by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been ...

  • Efficiency of sugarcane bagasse-based sorbents for oil removal from engine washing wastewater

    This work evaluates the efficiency of sugarcane bagasse-based sorbents in the sorption of oil from engine washing wastewater. The sorbents were obtained from sugarcane bagasse in the natural form (SB-N) and modified with either acetic anhydride (SB-Acet) or 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (SB-APTS). The results showed that the sorption capacity of these materials decreased in the following order: ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study: TankCam® Demo for Major Oil Client in Australia

    Tanknology, Inc. – the US based global leader in forecourt testing – is featuring a series of case studies that showcase significant projects performed by Licensees in its worldwide network. In the summer of 2016 Tanknology Australia completed a TankCam® demo for a large Major Oil company at a new retail fueling site on the Western outskirts of Sydney. ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • 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

  • Bringing in the tides. From closing down to opening up delta polders via Tidal River Management in the southwest delta of Bangladesh

    The southwest coastal delta of Bangladesh is not only geographically home to a dynamic interplay between land and water, and between fresh surface water and saline tides, but also to contentious debates on flood management policy. It has been argued that dealing with delta floods in this region boils down to adopting either open or closed approaches. This paper longitudinally structures the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Ceresco Dam Case Study

    Global was contracted by Terra Contracting Services, LLC to serve as Water Treatment Specialists in response to the 2010 Enbridge Oil Spill along the Kalamazoo River. An energy pipeline rupture caused 877,000 gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into Talmadge Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan, which flows into the Kalamazoo River. Global engineered a processing plant for material and slurry ...


    By Global Treatment Solutions

  • The Social Responsibility

    Nowadays, companies are seen as environmental agents of change where they operate. These companies are influenced and influence their stakeholders through the impact they have on the environment. For the Oil&Gas market where ISA – Intelligent Sensing Anywhere operates with its remote monitoring and IoT solutions, this market has as main concern safety and reliability. The companies ...

  • Removal of methylene blue dye from water by a spent bleaching earth biosorbent

    This work is about the valorization of spent bleaching earth (SBE) at low cost from the AFIA oil refinery in Algeria's western region. The biowaste has been burned to eliminate the oil traces, then it has been valorized in two ways: (i) chemically, using phosphoric acid to obtain SBEC and (ii) thermally at 750 °C to create SBEH. The obtained materials were used for the first time as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fabrication of polysiloxane-modified polyurethane sponge as low-cost organics/water separation and selective absorption material

    Through sol-gel and dip-coating processes, commercial polyurethane sponge modified by polysiloxane was fabricated under low temperature (60 °C) and atmosphere. The contact angle of the obtained polysiloxane/polyurethane sponge is 145 ± 5°. Hence, the polysiloxane/polyurethane sponge could float on water and selectively absorb organics from the surface of the water, indicating simultaneous ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterization of biochar prepared from slow pyrolysis of Jordanian olive oil processing solid waste and adsorption efficiency of Hg2+ ions in aqueous solutions

    Solid waste from Jordanian olive oil processing (OOSW) was used to prepare biochar samples by slow pyrolysis at terminal temperatures of 350, 450, 550 and 630 °C; henceforth known as BC-350, BC-450, BC-550 and BC-630, respectively. These samples were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, ash content, moisture content and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Magnetically modified biochar for organic xenobiotics removal

    Large amounts of biochar are produced worldwide for potential agricultural applications. However, this material can also be used as an efficient biosorbent for xenobiotics removal. In this work, biochar was magnetically modified using microwave-synthesized magnetic iron oxide particles. This new type of a magnetically responsive biocomposite material can be easily separated by means of strong ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimization of cyanide extraction from wastewater using emulsion liquid membrane system by response surface methodology

    To solve the disposal problem of cyanide wastewater, removal of cyanide from wastewater using a water-in-oil emulsion type of emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) was studied in this work. Specifically, the effects of surfactant Span-80, carrier trioctylamine (TOA), stripping agent NaOH solution and the emulsion-to-external-phase-volume ratio on removal of cyanide were investigated. Removal of total ...


    By IWA Publishing

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