oil-containing waste Articles

  • Centralised treatment of oil sludge and other industrial waste - case study

    Centralised treatment of various sources of industrial waste has been established in many European countries over the last decade. Many facilities are still equipped with non state of the art technology and therefore cannot fulfil the broad field of applications with regard to industrial waste remediation, econ's international client decided to be one step ahead and erected a new econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Shop Spill Cleanup, Mitigation for Waste Applications

    Spills and effluent water around a shop can cause an operation time and money. Taking simple steps to understand and apply best practices and the right products can mitigate the problematic effects and make any shop safer. If you work in a maintenance shop in the waste industry, you know that one thing is unavoidable—spills. With so many pieces of equipment and so many fluids around ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Rapid Field-Screening of Waste Oil/Solvent Drums with Horizontal ATR / Fast-Screening IR Spectroscopy

    While the growth of technology and industry has given us a high standard of living, it has also given us a greater amount of waste products to deal with. A significant portion of the waste is either buried underground or stored in abandoned warehouses. Some of this waste material may be harmless and innocuous, and some may be quite hazardous; but all of it must be tested by some procedure to ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Environmental Reporting: Guidelines for Company Reporting on Waste

    Why business waste is important to us all Businesses in Great Britain produce some 80m tonnes of waste each year of which about 5m tonnes are hazardous. Even office workers produce significant amounts of waste. Although about a third of business waste is recycled, about half still goes to landfill. This not only risks damage to our environment, but also represents a massive waste of ...


  • Composting and biogasification for senna pod waste stabilization

    A medical factory in Finland extracts sennocid from pods of a senna plant with a solvent containing methanol and water. Sennocid is the active compound in some constipation medicines (Otavan Iso Kasvitietosanankirja, 1981). The extraction process produces 50 m3 of pod waste weekly. In 1998, 757 tons of pod waste was produced. The water and methanol contents of the waste are approximately 25 w/w-% ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

    The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Contaminated soils and sludge treatment plant - Case Study

    Client: Ecosistem Group, Lamezia Terme (CZ) – Italy Challenge: to transform waste into product! The Client possesses a large plant for the treatment of products contaminated with hazardous substances and materials, recycling of recovered materials and disposal of non-recyclable waste, which is considered highly ...


    By Baioni Crushing Plants Spa

  • Removal of VOCs from Spent Aerosol Cans

    There are over three billion aerosol cans manufactured in the U.S. annually, 60% of which are consumed by households. Many of the products contained in these cans, such as paint products, light lubricants, starting fluids, polishes and waxes, and cleaners, contain substantial amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as solvents and include flammable propellants. As a result, partially empty ...


  • Companies and people leading the restructured environmental services industry in Canada

    The landscape of environmental service providers in Canada has changed dramatically in the past four or five years, especially with mergers and acquisitions announced in recent months between some fast-growing businesses. Only a decade ago the industry was dominated by a couple of publicly-traded continental companies that gobbled up numerous small and medium-size enterprises to offer customers a ...

  • Two Case Histories of Industrial Water Reuse Via Membrane Technology

    Abstract This paper describes two successful applications of ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology used to reclaim water, reduce waste water discharge costs. The first case history covers oily waste water treatment at a major aluminum beverage can manufacturing plant. The second case describes treatment of waste water from a multi-plating bath section of a major ...


  • Removal of VOCs from Spent Aerosol Cans.

    There are over three billion aerosol cans manufactured in the U.S. annually, 60% of which are consumed by households. Many of the products contained in these cans, such as paint products, light lubricants, starting fluids, polishes and waxes, and cleaners, contain substantial amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as solvents and include flammable propellants. As a result, partially empty ...


  • Cement Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • SAS Wellbore Cleanup - UK North Sea

    The SAS102C microemulsion wellbore cleanup product was used by a service company to carry out the completion on a well in the UK North Sea on behalf of a major operator. The goal was to successfully complete the well using the SAS102C while showing the simplified chemical train would be effective. In addition the use of the SAS102C should result in significant waste reduction compared to ...

  • Crossflow Membrane Applications for Glycol-based aqueous solutions

    Introduction This document is a guide for water treatment engineers to better understand crossflow membrane applications for glycol-based aqueous solutions. It includes glycol applications we have sold equipment for, applications we have successfully tested, and applications we have not tested but are expected to be technically feasible. Glycol-based solutions are commonly used by a ...


  • Solvent Recovery Unit: Bailey Motors and Panel Works

     Bailey Motors and Panel Works Pty Ltd has installed a small solvent recovery unit to reclaim solvent from waste paint and equipment cleaning operations. The reclaimed solvent is used for equipment cleaning and has resulted in savings from both reduced raw solvent purchases and reduced waste disposal costs. Background Bailey Motors and Panel Works Pty Ltd operates a ...


  • Solvent Recovery in Flexographic Printing: Fildes Pty Ltd

     Background Fildes Pty Ltd is a long established, family owned company, located in Sandringham, Victoria. Fildes manufacture quality labels, bags and retail packaging. The company currently supplies 90 per cent of the Australian pharmacy market, as well as packaging for a wide range of high profile retailers. The Process As part of the ...


  • Solvent Recovery Unit: Bailey Motors and Panel Works

    Background Bailey Motors and Panel Works Pty Ltd operates a panel repair workshop in Melbourne's inner city suburbs. Activities include panel repair, paint stripping, and respraying of repairs. The Process The existing process generated significant quantities of solvent and paint waste from spraying operations. The paint colour 'Recipe Book' used by Bailey ...


  • Application of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry preceded by solvent extraction to determine volatile fatty acids in wastewater of municipal, animal farm and landfill origin

    This study describes extraction of selected volatile fatty acids (VFAs) (containing from 2 up to 8 carbon atoms) with methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) from polluted aqueous samples followed by separation, identification and quantification by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Extraction parameters such as time and number of extractions, volume ratio, effect of acidification ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Landfill remediation with refrigerants and chlorinated solvents

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION Between 1979 and 1980, industrial and hazardous wastes were disposed of at the Site in a series of unlined pits, each of which was used for a particular type of waste disposal. It is reported based on evaluations of manifests that approximately 3.4 million gallons of hazardous liquid wastes and between 3,700 and 4,100 tons of solid wastes were disposed of in the pits ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Cost Savings: Setting and Meeting Targets

    Introduction SC Johnson, family-owned and family-managed for 112 years, has a long history of responsible environmental management.  Sam Johnson, owner and chairman, made history in 1975 by announcing his company's voluntary and unilateral decision to eliminate CFC propellants from its aerosols worldwide--the first company to do so.  It is not surprising that this global manufacturer ...


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