Spill Booms Articles

  • Do you know the two most important words required to understand oil spill booming?

    Much has been written (incorrectly) about how to deploy boom in order to protect, deflect or contain oil. We have long promoted using math and science when deploying spill countermeasures not only because it works, but because it’s faster, safer, more effective and it saves time, money and impact. What we’ll focus on in this article is the where of ...


    By Elastec

  • 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

  • Introducing The RNRG Goalpost Boom

    We are happy to introduce a new goalpost mounting solution for installing redundant class 1 anemometers. This new boom, designed specifically for use with our 80m XHD TallTower, positions anemometer cups at exactly 80 m above ground level—2.5 m away from each other—and 1.99 m ...


    By NRG Systems

  • How to safely land a rocket on a floating drone

    Space technologies are booming again. Several private enterprises keep making the news with reports that they've hit yet another milestone. The latest development comes from Elon Musk's SpaceX. The Falcon 9 is the first rocket that was able to land on the surface of the earth after deploying a satellite in orbit. On the other hand, Blue Origin had its reusable launch system, New Shepard, perform ...


    By EHS Insight

  • 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 ...

  • New Zealand enhances response capability

    The partnership between Maritime New Zealand and DESMI Ro-Clean dates more than 20 years. At that time DESMI Ro-Clean supplied RO-BOOM1500 and Weir Skimmers into New Zealand for their National Oil Spill Response, all of this equipment is still in good operational condition. June 2015 Maritime New Zealand took delivery of two SpeedSweep1500 systems to enhance their response capability with the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Can Latin America do palm oil right?

    As western hemisphere oil palm plantations boom, environmentalists eye ways to avoid repeating the devastation in Southeast Asia. What do soap, Ben & Jerry’s and Kit Kat bars have in common? They all contain palm oil — produced by the oil palm tree. Native to West Africa, oil palm has ...


    By Ensia

  • State of Oil and Gas Production & Methods for Produced and Flowback Water Treatment - White Paper

    FRACTURING MEANS CLEAN ENERGY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH For over 60 years, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations have safely and successfully delivered the oil and natural gas needed to answer our nation's demand. In 2011, the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce reported that, "Hydraulic fracturing has opened access to vast domestic reserves of natural gas that ...

  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • M/Y Bäden Response - Case Study

    The new built M/Y BÄDEN, a 90’ LOA x 22’ motor yacht, experienced a severe stability failure while being launched at the Fidalgo Marina in Anacortes, WA. The failure resulted in the vessel capsizing to port and ultimately coming to rest with an approximate 65° port list. 4 persons trapped within the vessel were rescued by bystanders. ...

  • Things to know about the federal government`s nuke dump

    Valentine's Day 2014 was coming to a close. There were fewer than a dozen workers holding down the night shift at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. An alarm sounded inside the central monitoring room less than an hour before midnight. Somewhere in the underground salt caverns, radioactivity triggered the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil on wild ride; How will it end?

    The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed. After falling nearly 60 percent from a peak last June, the price of oil bounced back more than 20 percent as January turned to February. Then, on Tuesday, it sunk 5 percent, closing just above $50. Oil has fallen or risen by 3 percent or more on 14 of 27 trading days so far this year. By comparison, the stock ...


    By Associated Press

  • Managing Mali’s Wetland Wealth for People and Nature

    Introduction Wetlands International has been in Mali since 1998, when it started a partnership with the national government to help better manage the country’s water resources for both its people and nature. Those early efforts involved scoping out the state of Mali’s unique natural habitats, not least its globally important wetland, the Inner Niger Delta, and sharing those ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Competitive without subsidies: Navigating the booming solar market in Chile

    By Susan Kraemer on Nov 11, 2014 Solar developers are flocking to the recently opened new market for renewable energy in Chile, a nation dependent on imported diesel, coal and gas, no fossil fuel subsidies and the world’s best insolation. But what are the on-the-ground challenges? Chile is a long narrow ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?

    Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they are out there. Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...


    By Ensia

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Inland diesel spill case study

    Introduction In January 2000 an oil spill occurred in the North of England. It was estimated up to 30,000 litres of diesel fuel had escaped the fuel storage tanks of a major factory due to a burst pipe. Fortunately most of the spilled oil found its way to a nearby drainage facility owned by the local Water Authority. Due to neglect the drainage outlet pipe that feeds ...

  • The Growing Threat To Canada`s Oil Sands Boom

    The Alberta Oil Sands reserves are among the top three oil reserves in the world, and are being aggressively developed by the world's largest energy producers; The Oil Sands are being counted on to replace falling production elsewhere in the world, and are strategically important to the energy industry; Extracting oil from the sands is highly water-intensive and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Introducing `Oscar`

     Introducing O.S.C.A.R., Guardian Environmental Technologies newest entrant to the oil sheen control and removal community. This product incorporates the industry approved standard oil spill containment booms with Guardian's own SheenGuard oil sheen removal blankets. The absorbent used is PetroGuard, the original oil solidifier that was introduced by Guardian in 1992. OSCAR's unique design ...

  • Squinting toward retirement: A boon for the lighting industry

    Americans report in surveys that they are likely to retire later than expected as a result of this economic downturn that doesn’t seem to want to quit.  While that’s bad news for golf courses and Florida real estate, it helps one industry: energy efficient lighting. We are squinting, rather than sprinting toward retirement these days. As part of the post-50 crowd, I very much ...

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