Hydrocarbon Contamination Articles

  • Curtailing Contamination Hydrocarbon Engineering July 2017

    During planned shutdowns, the equipment in refineries and petrochemical plants has to be checked. The downtime can require several weeks when tanks, vessels, distillation columns, and pipes have to be drained and cleaned for i   maintenance or repair. Shutdowns are labour-intensive and require accurate scheduling and organisation between all projects, as often hundreds of workers are ...


    By Kurita

  • Using FTIR spectroscopy to measure hydrocarbon pollution in water

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF’s 2015 Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water report almost 700 million people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water [1]. Poor water quality is beginning to return to the developed world too. The strain of population growth, intensified agricultural practices and continued industrial expansion have are ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Enhanced Bio-Stimulation through Horizontal Wells

    Biosparging technology can be further enhanced when applied through Horizontal Remediation Wells. Since horizontal well systems typically have 4 to 10 times more screen footage in contact with the contaminated media than vertical systems, Horizontal Biosparge Wells can inject much greater volumes while maintaining the same low flow rates. This, in turn, leads to more rapid increases in dissolved ...

  • Confirming Natural Attenuation Processes at a Coastal Site - Case Study

    Past waste disposal practices at a California coastal site resulted in a groundwater plume containing CVOCs (mainly chlorinated ethenes [CEs] and 1,1-dichloroethane) migrating offshore towards a marine harbor. CVOCs are present in the sediment porewater adjacent to the shoreline, but concentrations decreased significantly between 2000 and 2015, and NA in the marine sediments was suspected. To ...


    By SIREM

  • Enhanced Bio-Remediation of Wastewater

    Bioremediation has been used to treat hydrocarbon contamination in municipal wastewater for centuries. Most microbes used in bioremediation today are naturally occurringyetspecifically chosen and cultured versus being genetically modified. Bioremediation rivals techniques such as pump and treat extraction systems, as it provide cost savings for municipalities, as well as environmental savings by ...


    By DELTA REMEDIATION INC

  • Horizontal Recirculation Wells Remediate Fuel Oil Impacts

    Catering to the unique needs of the client and working hand-in-hand with the consultant, Directional Technologies approached a challenging remedial situation with flexibility and a new approach to re-task a horizontal injection well system to horizontal recirculation wells. Directional Technologies invites you to read another case study explaining how a project benefited from decades of ...

  • Nanobite Treated Contaminated Water – Fit to Drink! - Case study

    In 2010 the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Coast guard and BP Oil company invited Unirem Incorporated, the manufacturer of Nanobite Powder, to do an encapsulation test on crude oil polluted waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Nanobite Powder is the European trade name for a bio-remediation accelerator known in the USA as PRP (Petroleum Remediation Product). Nanobite Powder was ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Nanobite Cleans up Coastal Oil Disaster in Spain - Case Study

    On November 13, 2002, the Greek tanker The Prestige began losing its cargo of #6 bunker crude oil after one of its tanks burst off the northwest coast of Spain. The Spanish government decided to allow the tanker to sink, despite concerns of widespread contamination. By December’s end, the tanker had lost 80% of ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Nanobite bioremediates a Contaminated harbour - Case study

    When a hydrocarbon is spilled on water, it is very visible – floating on the surface, a blue green sheen clearly visible. When applied to an oil spill on water, Nanobite Liquid will not mix with the water and become diluted. Within a minute it attaches to the hydrocarbon, bonding with it and creating a matrix – an agglomerated gel- that remains on the surface and cannot sink, no ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • Nanobite remediates boyne river oil spill - Case study

    On the 6 September 2007, an oil spill from a fuel dump leaks into the beautiful Boyne River, County Louth, Ireland. Local wild fowl and their nesting areas are endangered, as is the local water supply. The coastguards deploy conventional booms to contain the spill but decide against the use of conventional chemical detergents because of the obvious damage to flora and fauna. ...


    By Slick Solutions

  • 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

  • 99% of Oil from Leaking tanks remediated - Case study

    Spills and leaks from domestic and commercial oil tanks are a very common occurrence, caused either by the refilling of tanks or as the result of leaks. Very  often old metal tanks corrode and start leaking oil onto the ground around the tank. Also the tanks themselves become covered in dried hydrocarbons and become significantly discoloured, even black. Spilled oil can seep into the ground, ...


    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

  • 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

  • Meeting high standards… Compliant fuel and oil separators from Kingspan Klargester

    All manner of projects, both large and small, are required to maintain compliance with all environmental rules and regulations concerning property drainage. As an aspect of compliance, it is essential that the appropriate separators are deployed in order to meet or exceed the drainage demand but to also comply with the ongoing project demands such as cost and time. Kingspan Klargester offers a ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Horizontal Well Systems for Improving Remedial Efficiency and Zone of Influence

    To improve remediation efficiency and expand the zone of influence, Directional Technologies, Inc. transferred technology from the oil and gas industry to the environmental industry. The oil and gas industry has used directional drilling for decades to improve oil recovery, based on a simple concept that the more screen contact there is with the “pay-zone,” the more production gained. ...

  • World Oil: Method proves itself for field monitoring of asphaltene treatment programs

    Asphaltene deposition is a serious concern for operators, particularly in deepwater subsea systems, due to the immense capital costs of these developments; expense and challenges in performing remediation operations; and the potential for staggering amounts of lost or deferred production. Consequently, it is imperative that asphaltene concerns are evaluated thoroughly for new deepwater ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • Are Fines Reducing Your Hydrocarbon Production?

    Although choosing frac sand can reduce completions design cost initially, there can be short-term and long-term issues: Proppant flowback, proppant embedment, and decreased fracture conductivity, in addition to fines, can negatively affect hydrocarbon production. What are fines? Fines are generated by crushing of proppant, by erosion of sand on the fracture face during treatment, ...


    By Fairmount Santrol

  • LNAPL At Petroleum Product Terminal - Case Study

    ABSTRACT BOS 200® was injected at a refined petroleum product terminal to remediate LNAPL in groundwater. Within one year after treatment, the site received a No Further Action status. CHALLENGES The remedial goal was to eliminate the reoccurrence of light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) which persisted with no apparent pattern. Annual ...

  • European Retail Gasoline Site - Case Study

    ABSTRACT BOS 200® successfully remediated petroleum hydrocarbon impacts at an active retail petroleum facility in Europe, achieving the remediation goal of eliminating vertical migration of impacted groundwater to competent limestone aquifer underlain the site. CHALLENGES Site characterization activities following the release identified residual ...

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