hydrocarbon clean-up News

  • CUGS: Clean Up Goals

    While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Hydrocarbon in glycol detection

    Refineries and Gas Processing Plants use Glycol to dehydrate oil and gas, reducing the amount of water to less than 0.5%.  Once the glycol has dehydrated the hydrocarbon the glycol is “rich” with water and hydrocarbon.  In order to reuse the glycol, the water and hydrocarbons are removed in a regeneration process.  Normally, a laboratory analysis procedure is used to determine the ...

  • Using microbes to clean up oil spills

    Original story at MIT News Catherine Drennan, a professor of chemistry and biology, likes to wax poetic about the complex chemistry of microbes. "I think they’re elegant and beautiful," she says. Of course, she also sees their practical applications. "I love the fact that these microbes can be used for bioremediation in ...

  • Cleaning Up Emissions with New CleanAIR Filter/Silencer

    Santa Fe, NM – Leading emissions control manufacturer, CleanAIR Systems introduces a new addition to their line of diesel particulate filter products, the PERMIT Filter/Silencer, designed to reduce exhaust emissions from prime power and emergency generators. Facilities using gensets for power generation are already familiar with silencers installed to lessen engine noise. With the enforcement of ...


  • Hydrocarbon in glycol detection from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments

    Refineries and Gas Processing Plants use Glycol to dehydrate oil and gas, reducing the amount of water to less than 0.5%.  Once the glycol has dehydrated the hydrocarbon the glycol is “rich” with water and hydrocarbon.  In order to reuse the glycol, the water and hydrocarbons are removed in a regeneration process.  Normally, a laboratory analysis procedure is used to determine the ...

  • Oil spills could be cleaned up by bacteria from underground petroleum reserves

    Bacteria taken from underground petroleum reserves could be used to effectively break down crude oil from spills at sea, new research has found. The study measured the breakdown of crude oil components in simulated seawater by four bacterial strains that had been isolated from petroleum reservoirs, as well as by four genetically modified stains. The findings raise the possibility of tailor-making ...

  • New Canadian regulations have oil-sands companies cleaning up

    Alberta oil-sands companies are forced to clean up their tailings ponds with the recent announcement from The Energy Resources Conservation Board now placing stringent regulations on all tailings ponds in Alberta. The new regulations have placed time lines on the reclaiming process which have these companies seeking immediate solutions. Some of the tailings ponds go back as far as four decades ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • New strain of bacteria could help clean up gulf oil spill

    Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive "rhamnolipids," and effectively help degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs - environmental pollutants that are one of the most harmful aspects of oil spills. Because of its unique characteristics, this new bacterial strain could be of considerable value in the long-term cleanup ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rhodococcus bacteria can help clean up fuel-contaminated sites

    Fuel spillages and leaks from petroleum storage facilities can lead to serious pollution of soils and underground water. In a recent study, two strains of Rhodococcus bacteria were found to be effective at degrading a number of petroleum hydrocarbons and thus helping clean up contaminated sites. Fuels can be significant pollutants of soils and groundwater, especially around fuel storage ...

  • Abanaki Oil Skimmer Belt Goes to Great Lengths to Clean Up Oil

    Abanaki Corporation recently installed a PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer equipped with the longest operating oil skimmer belt at a remote train depot located in Northern British Columbia. The Looped Fuzzy Belt?, which measures over 200 feet in length, drops into a monitoring well to remove ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Montrose (Colo.) receives $400K to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the City of Montrose, Colorado will receive a $400K Brownfields grant to assess, clean up and redevelop properties in targeted areas in downtown Montrose. The City of Montrose will use the EPA Brownfields funds to assess several properties impacted by hazardous materials and petroleum compounds, including the abandoned Bullock ...

  • Portable Hydrocarbon Recovery System: Tangent Environmental Technologies

    The Cascade Waste Water System, designed by Tangent Environmental Technologies, is featured as an environmental solution for waste water disposal and hydrocarbon recovery in this short video segment. This story was featured during a major Earth Day series in Canada. Aired in 2009 Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO9ttj5JxSIThe Cascade ...


  • New study shows how nanoparticles can clean up environmental pollutants

    Original story at MIT News Many human-made pollutants in the environment resist degradation through natural processes, and disrupt hormonal and other systems in mammals and other animals. Removing these toxic materials — which include pesticides and endocrine ...

  • Updated Statistics for Hydrocarbon Leaks Now Available

    The Energy Institute (EI), in partnership with the Oil & Gas UK, has published the sixth edition of its Pipeline and Riser Loss of Containment (PARLOC) report, containing statistics from a 12-year operating period. The ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Insitu cleanup of hydrocarbons in 4 1/2 months

    Florida Deparment of Environmental Protection issued a site closure order after 1 year of monitoring. The contaminants on site consisted of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes and Trimethylbenzene.The owner of the property obtained pricing to clean up the property from several environmental companies and the cost was approximately $230,000.00 for a typical air sparge, vapor recovery system. ...

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Has A New Blog!

    To keep up with the latest news and product information from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, please visit www.turnerdesignshci.tumblr.com! Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the application of field portable, laboratory and on-line continuous process monitors for ...

  • India and Colombia sign MOU for cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector

    India and Colombia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU), here today, for cooperation in hydrocarbon sector. Shri Murli Deora, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India and Mr. Hernan Martinez Torres, the visiting Minister of Energy & Mines, Government of Colombia inked the MoU. Shri Deora informed that the MoU provides an umbrella framework to facilitate and ...


    By Indian Government

  • Ethanol-to-Hydrocarbon Technology Moves Closer to Commercialization

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory published an article in Scientific Reports on its new method to directly convert biomass-derived ethanol to a hydrocarbon blendstock and is continuing work with Vertimass, LLC. to commercialize it. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Announces Their Success at OTC 2014

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments announces a successful 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX May 5-8.  Exploration and production was the main focus of the show and Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments stood out as one of the companies with a singular focus on oil in water monitoring solutions. With a complete product line of fluorescence technology based continuous ...

  • Crowcon launches Gas-Tec Hydrocarbon Gas Detector for Leak Survey and Localisation

    Crowcon’s new Gas-Tec portable hydrocarbon gas detector is designed for rapid leak survey and localisation in applications such as gas distribution networks and landfill sites. Using Crowcon’s tried and tested flame ionisation chamber, the Gas-Tec also features next generation technology such as GPS, data and event logging. The new device allows survey teams to track progress and quickly pinpoint ...

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