petroleum remediation Articles

  • Case study - Petroleum remediation systems

    Overview A major oil company was looking for a way to stay ahead of EPA regulations for soil vapor extraction of BTEX and the subsequent treatment of these gases. They were looking for one company that could offer competitive pricing, local support service, and the application expertise to provide 50 remediation units throughout the ...

  • Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater

    Client: Power Generation Industry Location: Dagenham, London, England Services: Contaminated land site investigation, risk assessment and remediation services, due diligence    Summary: Our client was able to identify contamination arising from a tenant's activities, and obtain funds for remediation prior to ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Petroleum Hydrocarbon Remediation in British Columbia, Canada

    Summary A former fueling facility in Port Coquitlam, BC contained four underground storage tanks (USTs) and accompanying dispensers. The USTs were removed in 1990 after volatile petroleum hydrocarbon (VPH) concentrations were foundabove regulatory limits. Source well BH206 had significant VPH and naphthalene concentrations reaching 13,000 ug/L and 240 ug/L, respectively. In addition, ...


    By Regenesis

  • Surfactant–enhanced remediation of soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons

    An experimental programme was undertaken to reclaim the soils contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons. Two types of locally available soils, clay with low compressibility and poorly graded sand, were chosen for the study. Both the soils were contaminated with varying percentages of used engine oil and gasoline. Anionic surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) was used to reclaim the contaminated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bioaugmentation by horizontal injection to remediate petroleum in tight soils

    In situ remediation is a contact sport, requiring contact between the microbes and contamination. Clay-rich soils are particularly challenging as the low permeability limits effective distribution of inoculants. While numerous closely-spaced injection points can improve the distribution of inoculants, this approach is usually not possible at active properties. Horizontal drilling was used on the ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • Presumptive Remedies

    A presumptive remedy is a technology that EPA believes, based upon its past experience, generally will be the most appropriate remedy for a specified type of site. EPA is establishing presumptive remedies to accelerate site-specific analysis of remedies by focusing the feasibility study efforts. EPA expects that a presumptive remedy, when available, will be used for all CERCLA sites except under ...

  • Failure of Magnesium Peroxide to Remediate Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Sites (PDF)

    Researchers promote magnesium peroxide as a viable method to aerobically bioremediate petroleum hydrocarbons and restore groundwater quality. Suppliers claim that dissolved oxygen released in the saturated zone promotes biological growth for degrading a wide range of hydrocarbons dissolved in water and sorbed onto soil particles. Yet, staff with the CaliforniaRegional Water Quality Control Board, ...


    By Regenesis

  • Application of electrical resistance heating for remediation petroleum hydrocarbons at Greensboro maintenance yard

    Project History Former FDOT Maintenance Yard Operated from 1965 to 1997 Facility dispensed diesel fuel and unleaded gasoline from 3 USTs; 1 AST used to store used oil USTs/AST removed in 1997 SAR/Pre-RAP Monitoring results indicated: Presence of light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) at depth (approximately 23 feet below land ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • 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.

  • The power of precise remediation

    Design matters in in-situ remediation. Just ask Resource Geoscience, Inc. (RGI), a Remediation Products, Inc. BOS 200 approved installer and certified Trap and Treat Consultant. They recently demonstrated that when paired with proper injection design and precise application, BOS 200 can get the job done where others fail. The site:  Contaminated clay site in Colorado ...

  • Systems approach - Petroleum site

    An 18-month, in-situ biological program, specifically aimed at accelerating the current attenuation process such that the owner can sell the property began May 5, 2000. The remedial approach focused on bacterial population management, nutrient augmentation, terminal electron acceptor enhancement, and an efficient subsurface delivery of the enhancement liquids. Specifically, a novel delivery ...

  • National Petroleum Reserve Site (Occidental Petroleum Co.) - case study

    Investigation, remediation, and closure activities Elk Hills, Central California The Summary We've helped establish a statistical methodology using soil data to evaluate and develop a site-specific background concentration for metals that are naturally occurring above screening criteria, but also may be present due to historical site ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Bioremediation of Volatile Petroleum Hydrocarbons (VPH) and Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons (EPH) - Milford

    Objectives of the Case Study Place bioremediation in the overall context of combined remedial actions to achieve site objectives ...

  • Decontamination of soil contaminated with petroleum grease

    Contamination modifies the engineering properties of soil, thereby restricting its further use either as a construction material or as a supporting medium. Due to the scarcity of land, it becomes imperative to reuse the land for infrastructure developmental activities. Out of numerous soil contaminants, automobile grease is one of the most prominent. Considering the cumulative impact of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Composting of petroleum contaminated soil case study

    Soils contaminated with hydrocarbons are generated during oil and gas production. Remediation by land treatment is a popular, inexpensive option however, in cold climates temperature limits the time available for treatment each year. Companies would prefer an economical, low maintenance treatment alternative which could operate throughout the year in cold climates. Environmental BioTechnologies, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Remediation oversight and monitoring case study

    Service(s) performed: Underground storage tank removal and contaminated soil excavation and disposal Summary: In a residential and commercial area of a major U.S. city, an abandoned gas station site was targeted for redevelopment. To assist the area’s remediation efforts, our environmental team removed a 15,000-gallon underground storage tank, performed ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • CH#954 - Diesel/Gasoline Remediation

    SITE OWNER: A Truck and Fueling Plaza SITE SURVEY: A tank area that had contained both diesel and gasoline tanks was discovered to have several leaks. The tanks from the pit area were removed. Definition and characterization revealed that not only the tank area was contaminated, but the contaminate plume had migrated under an area where a new building ...

  • Ground Water Remediation Case Study

    The Pine Street Barge Canal Superfund Site is located along the coast of Lake Champlain. Sediments in the canal were contaminated by historic dumping of various materials including coal tar, solvents and petroleum products. Terra Contracting Services, LLC (Terra) was retained to implement the remedial design. Terra subcontracted with Global Environmental Engineering Inc. (Global) to provide ...

  • Bioremediation of petroleum contaminated Soils in Brazil Using AgroRemed

    At Atuba at the corporate site of COPEL, a state owned utility company, soil was heavily contaminated with transformer oil due to a long history of contamination since 1964 probably due to unsafe practices of storage and cleanup. The level of contamination measures as TPH in soil was as high as 766,695 ppm and much of the contamination was at a depth of 1 meter. The site is located on a hill and ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

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