hydrocarbon contaminated soil News

  • BTEX contamination of soil and water

    BTEX is an acronym for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene. They are all volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in petroleum hydrocarbons. Contamination of soil and groundwater from BTEX has occurred at petroleum and natural gas production areas, gas stations and areas with underground and above-ground storage tanks of petroleum products. The compounds are also produced in large scale by ...


  • Predicting amount of oil in contaminated soils

    Scientists are reporting a new technique for mapping and testing oil-contaminated soils. Traditionally, samples need to be collected from the field and returned to a lab for extensive chemical analysis, costing time and money when neither is readily available during a clean-up operation. The new method can take measurements in the field and accurately predict the total amount of petroleum ...

  • Land Contamination

    Land Contamination Identified: Contaminated land is a constant battle for developers looking to build houses / industrial sites or purpose built facilities. Contamination simply means an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment and therefore remediation or site clean up is required. Identifying contamination requires assessment, measurement and remediation. The primary contaminants ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Environmental Experts Provide Solutions for Contaminated Soils near Residential & Commercial Properties

    In August of this year, the City of Los Angeles approved a plan to redevelop Jordan Downs Public Housing Community into a mixed-use development. Concerns have been raised because some of the land in the redevelop plan was used in the past for industrial and agricultural purposes. Contaminated soil has been found in environmental studies that have shown the presence of subsurface soils ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Biogenie Inaugurates UK’S 1st Contaminated Soil Treatment Facility

    Quebec, December 7, 2005 – On November 8, 2005, Biogenie inaugurated the UK’s first fully licensed contaminated soil treatment facility. Located in Warrington, near Manchester, the facility represents a $2M investment made jointly by the company’s UK affiliate, Biogenie Site Remediation Ltd., and its strategic ally, Biffa Waste Services Ltd. The new facility was inaugurated by the president ...

  • Harmful polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons removed from soil using wastewater sludge and polyacrylamide

    Wastewater sludge is widely used to remove toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from soil, and yet the mechanisms underlying this process remain unclear. A new study reveals the extent of PAH removal following different treatments, and could provide a useful resource for those looking to diminish the effects that these pollutants have both on people and on the environment. PAHs have been ...

  • ISO consults on draft standard for petroleum hydrocarbons assessment

    The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has published a draft standard on 'Soil quality – assessment of impact from soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons' (ISO DIS 11504) for public comment. The draft standard provides guidance on "the choice of fractions and individual compounds when carrying out analysis for petroleum hydrocarbons in soils, soil materials and ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • 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. ...

  • Puraflex - Hydrocarbon and Chemical Resistant Barrier Membrane

    Puraflex is a new chemical resistant barrier membrane material resistant to hydrocarbons and toxic industrial chemicals. Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd is a manufacturer of chemical protective clothing materials and membranes resistant to chemical and biological warfare agents. Developed specifically as a chemical barrier membrane, Puraflex’s patented technology ...

  • Settlement ensures cleanup of contaminated soil at coventry R.I. great lakes container site (RI)

    Twenty-six parties have agreed to help clean up the Great Lakes Container Corp. Site in Coventry, R.I. Under the settlement with EPA, the settling parties will further investigate and remove soil contaminated with hazardous substances at a cost of about $2 million. The parties will also reimburse EPA $200,000 for its site investigation costs, and pay EPA for all of its costs to oversee the soil ...

  • IFAT 2016: econ industries shows how to remediate industrial waste and contaminated soil

    From May 30th until June 3rd econ industries will present its method for remediation of contaminated soil at the IFAT – World’s Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technologies in Munich (Hall B3, stand 251). The technology favoured by the cleantech company from Starnberg is vacuum distillation. The VacuDry® technology was ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • U.S. EPA, DTSC begin removal of more than 5,600 tons of contaminated soil in Huntington Park

    On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will work with the City of Huntington Park to begin the removal of approximately 5,600 tons of contaminated soil from a former fertilizer and steel manufacturing site in Huntington Park, Calif. Contamination consists of soil impacted by arsenic, cadmium, lead and poly aromatic hydrocarbons ...

  • Monitoring contamination without excessive cost

    Environmental monitoring should be undertaken with the best available technology within reasonable cost constraints (i.e. BATNEEC). However, the best technology is often the most expensive, so instrument rental is increasingly the favoured option. James Carlyle, General Manager at specialist instrument hire company Ashtead Technology Rentals, explains. The requirement for environmental ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Soil management in China and the EU

    Following rapid urbanisation, management of contaminated soil has become a political priority in China. In this study, researchers reviewed the current system in China as compared to Europe and provide recommendations for the sustainable management of soil. China’s rapid economic growth, and the accompanied urbanisation, has come at a considerable cost to the environment. In the late 1990s, ...

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...

  • Petroleum-impacted soil remediation

    The Adventus Group is an applied environmental products company that provides various remediation biotechnologies – including those exclusive to our patent portfolio (see below). We are NOT consultants, and are geared towards supporting client project teams by providing unbiased design, support and selection of the most cost-effective remedial solution or strategy. As appropriate, our ...


  • New Life for Contaminated Land in Croydon UK

    Contaminated land remediation specialist Envirotreat are currently undertaking the installation of a Soil Mixed Reactive Barrier System (SMRBS) at a former coal gasification site in Croydon UK for Barratt (Kent) in what will form a forward thinking and exciting new site 5.3ha combined Commercial and Residential property project. Working alongside Piling Contractor Miller Piling and Consultant ...


  • Utah microbubbles clean dirty soil

    Microbubble technology developed at the University of Utah has the potential to boost a wide range of environmental clean-up efforts around the world. Uses include removing oil and gas byproducts from water, removing organics and heavy metals from industrial sites and removing harmful algae from lakes. "It's very gratifying to see our technology at work in the field", says Andy Hong, who ...

  • Spatial Assessment and Ranking Of Relevant Environmental Contaminants

    A risk-based tool built using multi-criteria decision analysis has been developed to rank environmental contaminants, giving each a level of concern. It can be used by decisionmakers to prioritise areas for further assessments, based on expected human health impacts.  The range of toxic substances and the types of diseases they could lead to presents a significant challenge to decisionmakers ...

  • Federal contaminated sites – the problem that won’t go away

    Thousands of abandoned industrial and military sites across Canada owned by the federal government, contain soils contaminated with PCBs, hydrocarbons, asbestos and heavy metals. Although remediation of these sites has been declared a key federal priority, the number of such sites in Canada remains surprisingly high and the rate of remediation of these sites remains low. Across Canada, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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