Hydrocarbon Contamination Articles

  • CASE STUDY - Surfactant Enchanced HVDPE Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil, Bedrock and Groundwater

    Anionic: Have one or more negatively (-) charged groupings; commonly used in laundry detergent Cationic: Have one or more positively (+) charged groupings, typically poor detergents but well suited for use as germicides, fabric softeners and emulsifiers. Amphoteric: Contain both anionic and cationic groupings; prefer neutral pH and found in products such as hair shampoo, skin cleaners and carpet ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • 93% of Oil from Railway tracks remediated - Case study

    Railway engines are predominantly diesel and as such  they discharge large volumes of oil, diesel and hydraulic fluids as they operate. These hydrocarbons contaminate the railway lines, stations and sidings on which the engines operate. For many years the hydrocarbon discharges have been ignored, with the tracks and surrounding lands becoming heaving contaminated. However, new ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Nanobite Protects Sea Life from Oil Pollution - Case Study

    Oil pollution at sea can have devastating consequences for sea life – especially seabirds. When their feathers get covered in crude oil, they are unable to fly and death is almost certain. ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • 99% of Interceptor contamination remediated - Case study

    What is an Interceptor Tank? An interceptor tank is a trap used to filter out hydrocarbon pollutants from rainwater runoff. It is typically used in road construction and on petrol station forecourts to prevent fuel contamination of the water table via runoff. Petrol interceptors work on the premise that some hydrocarbons such as petrol and diesel float on the ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Biosorption of Congo Red from aqueous solution by Bacillus weihenstephanensis RI12; effect of SPB1 biosurfactant addition on biodecolorization potency

    Bacillus weihenstephanensis RI12, isolated from hydrocarbon contaminated soil, was assessed for Congo Red bio-treatment potency. Results suggested the potential of this bacterium for use in effective treatment of Congo Red contaminated wastewaters under shaking conditions at acidic and neutral pH value. The strain could tolerate higher doses of dyes as it could decolorize up to 1,000 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mineral oil contamination in dry food samples

    SpeedExtractor E-916: Optimization of pressurized solvent extraction (PSE) for the rapid and efficient determination of MOSH and MOAH in dry food samples Many food samples are contaminated with mineral oil coming from different sources. One possible source of contamination is the migration from cardboard packaging made of recycled fibers. Other sources of contamination with mineral oils ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Mineral oil contaminations in cardboard

    SpeedExtractor E-916: Optimization of pressurized solvent extraction (PSE) for the rapid and efficient determination of MOSH and MOAH in cardboard Many food samples are often contaminated with mineral oil coming from different sources. One possible source of contamination is the migration from cardboard packaging made of recycled fibres. ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Bioremediation of hydrocarbon impacted soils - Marchbanks, Dundee

    Client: Dundee City Council Objective: Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils to achieve compliance with the Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) for Mineral Oil (C10 – C40); with the intention of re-using the soils to Riverside Recycling Centre to be used as a capping layer. Challenge: Approximately 2,800 m3 of hydrocarbon ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • CH#952 - Oil Contaminated Soil

    SITE OWNER: A National Overnight Express Package Company SITE SURVEY: Site and geological surveys revealed a contaminated area north of the facility and west of a diesel tank pit. The cause of the contamination was the result of two (2) underground storage tanks (UST™). One tank contained waste oil while the other contained new oil. Both tanks had ...

  • Steel coating mill saves $450k. with fluid purification program

    The Problem: A leading manufacturer of electro-galvanized and aluminized steel coil products, used as body panels in the automotive industry, was experiencing quality defect issues due to residual surface oil left on the parts after cleaning operation. In order to meet the surface finish specifications of the finished sheet, the mill requires all incoming steel coil stock to be pickled and oiled ...

  • Responses of microbial community from northern Gulf of Mexico sandy sediments following exposure to deepwater horizon crude oil

    In the present study, microbial community responses to exposure to unweathered Macondo Well crude oil and conventional diesel in a sandy beach environment were determined. Biodegradation was assessed in mesocosm experiments with differing fuel amounts (2,000 and 4,000 mg/kg) and with or without inorganic nutrient amendment. Carbon dioxide production was measured daily for 42 d. Aerobic alkane, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Proof That Bacteria Degrade Oil

    There has been a lot of publicity and ‘noise’ around the ability of bacteria to degrade oil, especially following BP’s Gulf of Mexico incident.  However little has been shown to prove that biological remediation is an effective means of treating oil contamination. Over many years CBIO have worked to develop a range of a microbial products that have proven to be able to ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Fast bioremediation of a hydrocarbon contaminated site

    The use of bioremediation has been demonstrated to be a very effective treatment technology for a hydrocarbon contaminated site within a month of starting. In addition to selection and preparation of an appropriate microbial inoculum the other key considerations were effective mixing, addition of suitable nutrients and maintenance of soil moisture levels. Careful management of all these ...


    By Biofuture Ltd

  • Emission of N2o from Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons contaminated soil at different water contents added with vermicompost

    Vermicompost is typically applied to improve soil quality, but can be used to remediate hydrocarbon-contaminated soils. Little information is available on how contamination and subsequent bioremediation with vermicompost affects emissions of N2O and CO2, important greenhouse gases. A sandy loam soil with different water contents (40%, 60%, 80% and 100% of water holding capacity (WHC)) was ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • ORC® Replaces Pump and Treat/SVE Systems and Gains Site Closure

    Site Summary Leaking gasoline pipelines caused the groundwater to become contaminated with TPHg at concentrations exceeding 6,000 ug/L. Because the site was located in a busy, high traffic area (in the vicinity of Portland International Airport), the consultants made it a priority to find a less obtrusive and “invisible” remediation system to replace the pump and treat and SVE systems ...


    By Regenesis

  • Evaluation of The Efficiency of Various Commercial Products for The Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil

    Bioremediation has become an important method for the treatment of terrestrial oil spills and is often favoured over strictly physical-chemical methods. In this study, enzymatic analyses and signature lipid biomarkers were employed to evaluate the efficacy of selected bioremediation products on control and oil contaminated soil plots. It is envisioned that these biological indicators may be used ...


    By Springer

  • Evaluation of Microbial Communities Colonizing Stone Ballasts at Diesel Depots

    In this study, we evaluated the heterotrophic microbial communities colonising stone ballasts at diesel depots. The number of bacteria (both total culturable heterotrophic bacteria and hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria) was proportional to the level of hydrocarbon contamination. However, there was no significant difference in the level of total culturable heterotrophs (TCHs) and the hydrocarbon ...


    By Springer

  • Assessment Of Tropical Grasses And Legumes For Phytoremediation Of Petroleum-Contaminated Soils

    Phytoremediation is a promising technology for the clean-up of petroleum-contaminated soils, especially in the tropics where climatic conditions favour plant growth and microbial activity and where financial resources can be limited. The objective of this work was to identify tropical plant species from the eastern savannahs of Venezuela suitable for this technology. Three legumes (Calopogonium ...


    By Springer

  • Monitoring of petroleum hydrocarbon degradative potential of indigenous microorganisms in ozonated soil

    This study was performed to investigate the petroleum hydrocarbon (PH) degradative potential of indigenous microorganisms in ozonated soil to better develop combined pre-ozonation/bioremediation technology. Diesel-contaminated soils were ozonated for 0–900min. PH and microbial concentrations in the soils decreased with increased ozonation time. The greatest reduction of total PH (TPH, 47.6%) and ...


    By Springer

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