plastic-to-hydrocarbon News

  • Green Grass and Bioremediation Success

    Have you ever looked at your neighbor’s lawn and wondered how they grow such green grass? You quickly hop on the internet and search for tips and tricks to a greener lawn only to find there’s no simple solution, there’s work involved. The principle of having to take care of your lawn in order to produce results is reflected across most areas of work. People working in ...

  • MACPRESSE@RECYCLING CONFEX MIDDLE EAST, Dubai, December 5-6, 2016

    From the 5th to the 6th of December RECYCLING CONFEX MIDDLE EAST opens its doors in Dubai. It welcomes companies, professionals in waste management, government representatives and environmentalists to present the most important innovations of the recycling industry. The CONFerence and EXhibition formula makes this event a ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Hydrocarbon in glycol detection

    Refineries and Gas Processing Plants use Glycol to dehydrate oil and gas, reducing the amount of water to less than 0.5%.  Once the glycol has dehydrated the hydrocarbon the glycol is “rich” with water and hydrocarbon.  In order to reuse the glycol, the water and hydrocarbons are removed in a regeneration process.  Normally, a laboratory analysis procedure is used to determine the ...

  • Dangerous hydrocarbons in toys

    The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has evaluated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and found that they endanger children's health. The increasing cases of cancer in children require urgent action to minimise exposure to CMR substances as much as possible. Numerous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are carcinogenic but nevertheless part of toys made of rubber or elastomers. The German ...


  • Plastic Recycling

    Only 2.5 % of all municipal waste is selectively collected in Poland. Plastic waste comprises around 14 % of all Polish domestic waste, most of it PET. However, only 6% of it is recycled, while in Europe the figure is 45%! PET processing is done by three companies in Poland: Elana PET - part of the capital group Boryszew (produces 120,000 tons of bottles per year), Polowat (18,000 tons per year) ...

  • Hydrocarbon in glycol detection from Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments

    Refineries and Gas Processing Plants use Glycol to dehydrate oil and gas, reducing the amount of water to less than 0.5%.  Once the glycol has dehydrated the hydrocarbon the glycol is “rich” with water and hydrocarbon.  In order to reuse the glycol, the water and hydrocarbons are removed in a regeneration process.  Normally, a laboratory analysis procedure is used to determine the ...

  • Biodegradable Plastic, Bioplastic, Compostable Plastic- What ?

    A lot of terminolgy has been floating around these days- Biodegradable Plastic, Bioplastic, Compostable Plastic- what does it all mean? Let's start with Compostable Plastic. This is a plastic that undergoes biological degradation when it is composting that yields carbon dioxide, water, and inorganic compounds that leaves no visual distinguishable or toxic residues. You may be familiar with ASTM ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • 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 ...


  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments to exhibit at OTC 2009

    Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instrument will be exhibiting the latest in oil in water monitoring and analysis instruments at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston May 4th – 7th at booth #4005.  Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instrument provides oil in water monitors worldwide to the offshore industry.  As the industry leader, we will be exhibiting our offshore duty TD-4100 XD for Produced Water ...

  • Updated Statistics for Hydrocarbon Leaks Now Available

    The Energy Institute (EI), in partnership with the Oil & Gas UK, has published the sixth edition of its Pipeline and Riser Loss of Containment (PARLOC) report, containing statistics from a 12-year operating period. The ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Baseline® Releases PetroAlert® Series 9100 for Hydrocarbon Measurement

    Baseline® a MOCON® company announces release the PetroAlert® Series 9100 Gas Chromatograph for mud logging during oil and gas exploration and other hydrocarbon measurement applications. Utilizing a FID (flame ionization detector) provides exceptional ...


    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline

  • Big Push to Recycle Plastic

    Cold extrusion is playing an ever greater part in recycling of waste plastic, and the Department for Business and Enterprise is sponsoring research into development of the machinery necessary for such work. Engineers at Bradford University have built a pilot plant and are running a series of trials with different processes, feed plastics, additives, and final products. Leader of the project, Dr ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Temperature Controller for Plastics Applications

    Automated Control Engineering Group (A.C.E.) in partnership with WEST introduce the ...

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Plastic identification codes for recycling

    All over the world, many types of plastic is commonly used. Plastic has been given a numbering category or identification code for the different types so it can be sorted accordingly. Each type of plastic melts at a different temperature and displays different properties. The identification system divides plastic into seven distinct types and uses a number code generally found on the bottom of ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Fire retardant plastic sheeting

    Our company recently joined the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) so we can better understand how we can help our customers protect themselves from the ravages of fire. In the polyethylene industry, Fire Retardant products have been around for a few decades, but have really only come into their own over the past 15 years or so in the USA. Fire Retardant products were much more popular, ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Plants: a source of `green` plastics?

    Most plastics are derived from fossil fuels, but new research suggests that soon it may be possible to 'grow' plastics. With around 100 million tonnes of plastics used each year worldwide, finding a renewable and biodegradable source of plastics could help reduce both carbon emissions and landfill waste. Plants have been used to produce plastics for some time, with plastics made from plant ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Happy Establishment Day Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments!

    Happy Establishment Day Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments! Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. turned 12 years old on February 12, 2014. We're a worldwide leader in the application of field portable, laboratory and on-line continuous process monitors for measuring and ...

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