hydrocarbon contamination News

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors

    FCI Environmental, Inc., the manufacturer of the PetroSense line of revolutionary optical hydrocarbon sensors, announced the introduction of their real time TPH (and BTEX in particular) monitors. The PetroSentry system offers both a portable spot-check and a continuous monitoring solutions for detecting and monitoring the presence of BTEX in water. ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Contaminants in US groundwater

    According to a new study by the USGS, more than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells across the US contained at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern. About one-third of the US population receive their drinking water from such a system. The USGS study (Contaminants in Groundwater used for ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Continued Presence of Hydrocarbons in Salt Water Increases Need for PetroSense’s Monitoring Systems

    DALLAS - As the need to monitor the presence of hydrocarbons in salt water is greater than ever, PetroSense® DHP, digital hydrocarbon probes, offer a proven solution to the detection and measurement of petroleum hydrocarbons in salt water, anywhere, in real time, using fiber optic chemical sensor technology. The proven continuing threat of hydrocarbon presence comes at the ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • NGWA hosts November conference on petroleum hydrocarbons and organic chemicals in groundwater

    The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is hosting its “Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation Conference” November 2-3 in Costa Mesa, California.NGWA has held this conference for more than 20 years, training groundwater professionals on how to protect groundwater from contamination, as well as how to clean up contaminated ...

  • Gulf of Mexico oil spill exposed Peregrine falcon species to harmful hydrocarbons

    Migrating tundra peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus tundrius) experienced increased levels of harmful hydrocarbons in their blood following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study finds. Blood from juvenile females was found to have the highest levels of contamination. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which lasted from April 20 to July 15 2010, dumped 4.9 million ...

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments opens a new office in Texas

    Fresno CA, Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. announces the opening of a new office in Texas to promote their line of oil in water analyzers. The new office will be located in Houston on the west side of town near the energy corridor and will be managed by Duane Germenis. Duane joined Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments in 2008 as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He is ...

  • Abanaki Announces Variety of Groundwater Remediation Systems to Effectively Remove Hydrocarbons

    Abanaki Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of six new Groundwater Remediation Systems specially designed for a variety of groundwater contamination applications with specific site requirements. These Groundwater Remediation Systems are designed to handle Light Fuel, Medium Viscosity, Heavy Oil, DNAPL, Solar Powered, and Explosion ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments announces their success at OTC 2011

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments announces a successful 2011 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX May 02-05.  Exploration and production was the main focus of the show and Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments stood out as the only company with a singular focus on oil in water monitoring solutions. With a complete product line of fluorescence technology based continuous ...

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments announces a successful 2012 Offshore Technology Conference

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments announces a successful 2012 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX. Exploration and production was the main focus of the show and Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments stood out as the only company with a singular focus on oil in water monitoring solutions. With a complete product line of fluorescence technology based continuous on-line monitors ...

  • Duane Germenis has joined Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc.

    Duane Germenis has joined Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. of Fresno, California as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  He will be responsible for all Upstream Oil and Gas oil in water monitoring applications worldwide.  “Duane comes to us with a full understanding of oily water treatment and separation processes and the majority of our upstream customer base.  From ...

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