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  • 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 ...

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • Modern Water launches New Hydrocarbon Monitor

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, today launches PetroChek, a new portable or online crude and refined hydrocarbon monitor. The monitor is designed to detect crude oil or refined hydrocarbon spillages which can have catastrophic consequences if left undetected. The PetroChek monitor can be used to ...

  • A New Look at Oil Spill Response

    The BP Macondo spill April 22, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.      Oil Spill Eater II is a far superior clean up to dispersants, and mechanical equipment,  since OSE II has substantiated tests, demonstrations and over 36000 clean ups proving OSE II comverts hydrocarbons to CO2 and water permanently removing spills from the environment. The information ...

  • Thomsea cleans gulf oil spill

    Thomsea is part of a group of French depollution companies visiting the Gulf of Mexico this week. Demonstrations of Thomsea's trawl nets, which have a proven track record of recovering waste from open water and near coastlines, will take place on 26 August in New Orleans. With the growth of sea traffic, the transportation of dangerous materials and the risk of accidents also increase. This ...

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Assists Science Fair Winner

    Alana Tessman, a talented high school sophomore from Kernville, California, took second-place with her presentation at the Kern County Science Fair 2016.  Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments’ Chumin Campos was happy to help her with her produced water research. Alana, who lived in New Orleans during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, witnessed marine life suffering from the ...

  • 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

  • Enviro Technology brings water-borne hydrocarbon fingerprinting to UK

    For the first time, water utility companies, industry and environmental scientists can conduct real-time in-situ and remote tests for low-level presence of hydrocarbons in water following Enviro Technology’s introduction of Synspec’s pioneering new hydrocarbons in water analyser. Traditionally it has been difficult to accurately identify hydrocarbon compounds in water unless they are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sensor combination for environmental monitoring in gulf spill

    Chelsea Technologies Group has seen growing demand for its UV AQUAtracka fluorimeter to monitor the extent and dispersion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally designed for military use, these highly sensitive fluorimeters are monitoring the extent of the oil from surface waters to full ocean depth. The UV AQUAtracka is now being used in combination with the FASTtracka Mark II fast ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • 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 ...

  • Crude oil tracking sensors for gulf oil spill

    Chelsea's range of hydrocarbon fluorimeters are being deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to monitor the extent of the oil spill. Originally designed for military use these reliable, robust, high sensitivity fluorimeters have a proven track record of detecting crude and refined oils in a wide range of environments. The UV AQUAtracka and the UviLux are just two of the submersible fluorimeters in ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • IT WAS HELD PRESENTATION OSEI ENZYME IN OIL SPILL

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  • Oil spill gulf of Mexico storage tanks available

    The following oil spill Gulf of Mexico storage tanks are available: Hydrocarbon Storage Tanks: Available in - Military Grade Fabric (strong): 5,000, 10,000, 20,000; time to ship 1st unit from firm order: 7 days; daily available depending on mix and shifts: 5 - 18 tanks Short Term Use (6 months depending on site conditions): 5,000, 10,000, 20,000; time to ship ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • The gulf of Mexico oil spill: an accident waiting to happen

    It"s hard to believe now, as oil from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon well encroaches on the Louisiana marshes. But it was only six weeks ago that President Obama announced a major push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama"s commitment to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling reflected the widely-held belief that offshore oil operations, once perceived as dirty and dangerous, were now so ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oil spill closes 80 miles of the Mississippi River

    Crews are struggling to contain and clean more than 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from an 80 mile closed stretch of the Mississippi River that extends from New Orleans downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spilled early Wednesday near downtown New Orleans when the 600-foot Liberian-flagged oil tanker Tintomara collided with an American Commercial Lines barge that was being pushed by a tug, the ...

  • CL Solutions to provide Munox® for petroleum surface spill remediation including marine spills.

    CL Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce that they will be the distributor of Munox® for petroleum surface spills.  This development comes in response to interest in using Munox® for cleaning shore and near-shore environments impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  CL Solutions was selected by Osprey Biotechnics, Inc. to provide distribution and technical support for this ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Inaccurate data impeding reaction to oil and gas spills, say researchers

    Regulators from four major oil and gas producing nations vary greatly in their transparency and environmental accountability when disclosing data on hydrocarbon spills in their national waters, according to new research. Oil and gas operators are required to report data on spillage as part of the regulatory process. Cumulative accidental spills from oil and gas extraction at sea significantly ...

  • 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 ...

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