petroleum hydrocarbon contamination News

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • EPA awards Little Tokyo agency US$200,000 to clean up petroleum contamination

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented a $200,000 Brownfields grant to the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation to clean up an oil field drilling site in Historic Filipinotown. The center is partnering with the Pilipino Workers Center to cleanup and redevelop the site at 153 Glendale Boulevard. The partners plan to develop 48 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Texas petroleum plant ablaze - fire follows explosions; 1 worker unaccounted for

    Explosions and fire ripped through a Houston-area petroleum plant, leaving one person unaccounted for Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Explosions were heard about 12:15 p.m. at Enterprise Products on Sun Oil Road in Mont Belvieu, about 35 miles east of Houston, NBC station KPRC reported. The company told KPRC ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments Announces Opening of New Technology Development Center

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, the world leader in fluorescence technology for the measurement of hydrocarbons in water, announced today the opening of its New Technology Development Center.  The semi-autonomous facility, located within our manufacturing campus allows focused product development from concept to field deployment. The new facility was established to enhance existing ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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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