plastic-to-hydrocarbon News

  • UL Environment Selected to Study Feasibility of Plastics Supply and Value Chain in a Circular Economy to Support EU Horizon 2020 Project

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that it is joining a team led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), to support a Horizon 2020 circular economy project in the European Union. The EU Post-Consumer High-Tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy (“PolyCE”) project is a ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • TOMRA and Cleanaway partnership appointed as network operator for New South Wales container deposit scheme

    Global sensor-based solutions provider TOMRA, and Australian waste management company Cleanaway, have been appointed as the network operator for a new container deposit scheme in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. NSW environment minister Gabrielle Upton announced the new scheme, which will see approximately 800 reverse vending machines installed across the state, contributing to its litter ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • India and Colombia sign MOU for cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector

    India and Colombia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU), here today, for cooperation in hydrocarbon sector. Shri Murli Deora, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India and Mr. Hernan Martinez Torres, the visiting Minister of Energy & Mines, Government of Colombia inked the MoU. Shri Deora informed that the MoU provides an umbrella framework to facilitate and ...


    By Indian Government

  • Puraflex - Hydrocarbon and Chemical Resistant Barrier Membrane

    Puraflex is a new chemical resistant barrier membrane material resistant to hydrocarbons and toxic industrial chemicals. Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd is a manufacturer of chemical protective clothing materials and membranes resistant to chemical and biological warfare agents. Developed specifically as a chemical barrier membrane, Puraflex’s patented technology ...

  • HSE concerned at continuing hydrocarbon releases offshore

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) today (Wednesday, 13th August, 2008) expressed concern at the continuing number of major and significant hydrocarbon releases in the offshore industry, often regarded as precursors to a major accident. Figures released by the HSE revealed that there had been no improvement in the number of this kind of incident during 2007/08. During the year, 517 dangerous ...

  • Aviation Turbine Fuels Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons

    Renewable synthesized iso-paraffinic fuel has now been included in ASTM International standard D7566, Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons. A recently approved revision that adds SIP fuel to the D7566 annex directly enables use of the fuels in all airlines internationally. ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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

  • Insitu cleanup of hydrocarbons in 4 1/2 months

    Florida Deparment of Environmental Protection issued a site closure order after 1 year of monitoring. The contaminants on site consisted of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes and Trimethylbenzene.The owner of the property obtained pricing to clean up the property from several environmental companies and the cost was approximately $230,000.00 for a typical air sparge, vapor recovery system. ...

  • Measuring hydrocarbon levels in wastewater in under 15 minutes

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


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments at OTC 2017

    The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is the largest event in the world for the oil and gas industry, featuring more than 2,300 exhibitors, and attendees representing 100 countries. This year’s event will be held May 1–4 at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, USA. Please visit Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments in booth #2127 to view the new standard in grab sample analysis, ...

  • Temperature Controller for Plastics Applications

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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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

  • 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

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