oil-containing wastewater News

  • Oil and Gas Wastewater Storage and Leaks

    A recent Associated Press analysis found that in oil- and gas-producing states, “more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014 in incidents involving ruptured pipes, overflowing storage tanks, and even deliberate dumping.” Wastewater spills ...

  • Environmental Elimination of Oil, Grease and Wastewater

    UltraZyme rids Malaysia's largest Solid Waste Management Company of its Costly Oil & Grease Contamination Problem Alam Flora Sdn Bhd is one of Malaysia's largest solid waste management companies. For years now their grease traps and sumps have been plagued with very high levels of oil and grease, which contaminates their wastewater stream and is the root cause of bad odor. UltraZyme was ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Measuring fats, oils and greases in wastewater

    Portable mid-IR Analyzers from Wilks Enterprise provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to assist regulators, as well as industry, to reduce the build up of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in sewers. These analyzers are ideal for use by publicly operated treatment centers as it is important to locate and monitor sites that are suspected of dumping high levels of FOG in the sewer line. In addition, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring oil and grease levels in wastewater

    Industrial and food processing plants that have high levels of fats, oil and grease (FOG) in their effluent are faced with stricter wastewater regulations to avoid accumulations of FOG that cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSO).  InfraCal Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to help both regulators and industry reduce excessive oil/grease discharges and comply with permit ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Envirogen technology treats selenium-containing coal wastewaters

    Envirogen Technologies Inc has moved into the market for the treatment of selenium-containing coal mining wastewaters with a portfolio of treatment solutions, including the company’s fluidized bed reactor (FBR) biological treatment systems. “With new regulations either in place or being developed, it appears that the ability to deal with selenium wastes will increasingly become a ...

  • Keeping wastewater treatment self-contained...and portable

    In 2010, Active Water Sciences (AWS) of Palestine, Texas won the Wall Street Journal Innovation Award for their portable, self-contained wastewater-treatment system, the Water Phoenix. The ability to convert municipal wastewater into effluent that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards in less than 24 hours with a result of little to no sludge is a big deal, not only to the ...

  • Oily wastewater treatment

    Vegetable oil processing plants and the catering trade often generate a large amount of oil-containing wastewater, which causes serious environmental problems. An article in Water Science and Technology examines the feasibility of treating such WW using an integrated microfiltration-reverse osmosis (MF-RO) process. In recent years, large quantities of effluents have been produced by the vegetable ...

  • Oil Water Separation Oil Industry Wastewater Video Launches

    Introducing High Powered Floccin™ Flocculating Agents For Oil Industry Integrated Engineers is pleased to announce the launch of its first oil industry overview video presentation by David Wensloff PE. This is news particularly relevant now that we are facing major oil discharges in the Gulf of Mexico. ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Ask Dan, the Wastewater Wizard

    Someone recently asked, “What are the wastewater treatment options for landfill leachate?” According to statistics from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the number of landfills in the United States is 1,654. And according to CNBC, active landfills handle more than 250-million tons of trash created in the United States each year. Statistics suggest that landfills can ...

  • Chemical composition of fracking wastewater

    Wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, has been chemically analysed in the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. The researchers found that produced water from three US fracking sites contained a diverse array of chemicals including toxic metals such as mercury and the carcinogens toluene and ethylbenzene. However, a group of harmful chemicals, ...

  • On-Site Wastewater Analysis

    The US EPA, as well as other governmental regulatory agencies, have instituted stricter regulations covering discharges of “oily wastes” from facilities into publicity owed treatment plants (POTWs) facilities, forcing numerous industries to monitor their effluent more closely prior to discharge. This regulations affect such industries as food – both processors and restaurants, metal fabrication, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Green energy from wastewater

    Global Water Engineering has partnered Chokyuenyong Industrial in Thailand to cut effluent Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) pollution levels at its cassava production plant by more than 95%. At the same time, it will be extracting gas from its waste water to power its boilers and generate electricity both for its own use and to sell to the provincial grid. Processing 1200 tons of cassava roots a day, ...

  • Support for wastewater and stormwater systems

    The City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has chosen InfoSWMM software as its advanced sanitary sewer and stormwater modeling and design solution. The decision helps the city leverage its investment in ArcGIS technology from ESRI (Redlands, CA) by giving it the most technologically advanced GIS-centric software platform available for managing and operating its wastewater and stormwater systems. ...

  • Removing hormones from wastewater

    Treated wastewater that is returned to waterways can contain trace organic pollutants that have a negative impact on the environment. In particular, chemicals known as endocrine disrupters, which mimic the effects of natural hormones or otherwise disrupt normal endocrine behaviour, have been found in treated wastewater. According to a recent study, treatment processes could be significantly, and ...

  • Severe Wastewater Testing Apparatus

    The headspace in domestic wastewater collection and treatment systems is a severe environment that can impact even high performance protective coatings. A proposed new ASTM International standard covers an apparatus and set of procedures that are used to create and maintain a simulated sewer headspace environment to be used to test potential coatings. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Continuous toxicity monitoring of wastewater

    Toxicity is the most common disturbance to biological treatment processes – especially for nitrification. The continuous toxicity monitoring proactively protects the waste water treatment plant and hence, secures to keep the plant running. LAR's online toxicity analyzer ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Solution to frac wastewater disposal

    Natural gas producers and public water companies in the US race to meet the 19th May deadline to stop releasing diluted hydrofracking water contaminated with bromide and radioactive material from shale gas extraction into the state’s rivers. Altela has stepped developed a technology validated by the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the US Department of ...

  • Frack wastewater treatment

    Natural gas producers and public water companies in the US race to meet the 19th May deadline, when they will no longer be able to release contaminated hydrofracking water into the state’s rivers. Altela has developed a technology, validated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the US Department of Energy (US DOE), which meets the new regulations for clean ...

  • Portable IR Analyzers Measure Fats, Oil and Grease Levels in Wastewater

    With stricter wastewater regulations facing all industries, it is important to ensure excessive levels of fats, oil, and grease (FOG) are not being discharged.  The InfraCal TOG/TPH Analyzers provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to help regulators and industry reduce the discharge and build up FOG in sewers.  These analyzers are ideal for use by publicly operated treatment centers as ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring oil/grease levels in wastewater for compliance with permit requirements

    Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing numerous industries. To ensure compliance with regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total oil/grease concentration. Wilks Enterprise, Inc. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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