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  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Alberta petroleum research funding opportunities

    The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) has issued a call for research proposals to help identify solutions to some of the environmental issues In Alberta’s Upstream Oil and Gas (UOG) industry. The call is an opportunity for Canadian researchers to help strike a balance between protecting the environment and producing oil from the tar sands. The upstream oil and gas ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Regenesis Oxygen Release Compound (ORC) facilitates cost-effective contaminated site closure at 29 major petroleum company sites in Midwest

    Using the enhanced in-situ bioremediation technology Oxygen Release Compound (ORC®) and targeted contaminant source removal, remediation professionals restored and secured regulatory closure for 29 petroleum- contaminated sites across Indiana at an estimated cost saving of $75,000-$900,000 per site. The cleanups used an innovative and increasingly popular site closure strategy designed to achieve ...


    By REGENESIS

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Los Angeles Tar Pits Hold Bacteria That Degrade Petroleum

    RIVERSIDE, California (ENS) – The Rancho La Brea tar pits in downtown Los Angeles house hundreds of new species of bacteria with unusual properties that allow the bacteria to survive and grow in heavy oil and natural asphalt, environmental scientists at UC Riverside have discovered. Trapped in soil that was mixed with heavy oil nearly 28,000 years ago, the bacteria are ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Scientists turn oily soil into productive ground

    Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's productivity, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. This approach is much better for the environment than standard ...


    By Rice University

  • 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 ...

  • Biogenie Inaugurates a Soil Treatment Facility in Yellowknife

    Yellowknife, October 11, 2006 – Biogenie, a company which is specialized in the remediation of contaminated sites, recently inaugurated a contaminated Soil Treatment Facility (STF) on the premises of Yellowknife’s municipal landfill site. Built under a partnership approach with the City of Yellowknife, the STF will improve the contaminated soil management practices at the landfill site while ...

  • Canada’s most contaminated site may finally receive the treatment it needs

    At one time, Nova Scotia produced almost 50% of Canada’s steel. When production ceased in 2001, a legacy of contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater remained, bearing such contaminants as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), PCBs, and heavy metals. What remains today is one million tonnes of contaminated soil and sediment spread over, an area spanning 68 hectares, at two major sites - the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sitelab measures TPH in soil for US EPA verification report

    In 2001, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a performance study called 'Field Measurement Technologies for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil' by evaluating Sitelab and six other manufacturers through the superfund innovative technology evaluation (SITE) program. The project was directed by the Office of Research and Development's national exposure research laboratory in Las ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

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