oil-containing waste Articles

  • Waste water: Skimming the surface

    A walk on the wild side gave the founder of a Calgary service company a new appreciation for clean water, indirectly laying the foundation for his own future. Years ago, while on the island of Borneo, Jason Snydmiller learned the super-major he was under contract to would promptly fine any contractor that left oil in local waters. Although it seemed harsh then, the rule was necessary, since ...


  • Cement industries solution to Waste Management - Remediation of oil refinery sludge basin

    Abstract Work was completed in early 1992 to clean up a 5.5 acre (2.2 ha) stormwater sludge basin for an oil refinery company. The basin, which had served as a stormwater collection and settling pond for over 40 years, contained oily sludges with high concentrations of certain metals and volatile organic compounds. The closure plan included a combination cement-bentonite slurry wall and jet ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminants from oil lagoons and refinery waste - case study

    In 2007 econ delivered an indirectly heated thermal desorption plant to a client in Kuwait. The plant is de-signed to treat various types of waste with hydrocarbon contaminant content. In particular refinery waste, oil lagoons and down hole drilling waste. The aim is to recover the waste hydrocarbons from the soil/sand and remediate the lagoons of their contaminants.  Due to the natural ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Treatment of Oily-Waste Process Streams

    Standard oily-wastewater remediation relies on API 650 for oily-wastewater separation (O/W/S) treatment using gravimetric lagoon separation, then reprocessing the recovered floatable slop oil, followed by chemical flocculation, then reprocessing the recovered oily sludge, followed by dissolved air flotation (DAF), then using holdingpond clarification of supernatant wastewater, before ...


  • Several waste gas streams: Highly contaminated oxygen-free waste gas, and medium waste gas stream - Case Study

    Example: Chemical industry Similar tasks: Petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries A producer of synthetic rubber creates a medium waste gas as well as a highly contaminated oxygen-free waste gas which contains primarily low hydrocarbons. The main waste gas stream is purified in a regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO), while the oxygen-free waste gas passes through ...

  • Characterization of biochar prepared from slow pyrolysis of Jordanian olive oil processing solid waste and adsorption efficiency of Hg2+ ions in aqueous solutions

    Solid waste from Jordanian olive oil processing (OOSW) was used to prepare biochar samples by slow pyrolysis at terminal temperatures of 350, 450, 550 and 630 °C; henceforth known as BC-350, BC-450, BC-550 and BC-630, respectively. These samples were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, ash content, moisture content and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Activated carbons from waste of oil-palm kernel shells, sawdust and tannery leather scraps and application to chromium(VI), phenol, and methylene blue dye adsorption

    Phenol, chromium, and dyes are continuously dumped into water bodies; the adsorption of these contaminants on activated carbon is a low-cost alternative for water remediation. We synthesized activated carbons from industrial waste of palm oil seed husks (kernel shells), sawdust, and tannery leather scraps. These materials were heated for 24 h at 600, 700 or 800°C, activated at 900°C ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Oil Skimming...no longer a luxury

    Tramp oils – hydraulic oil, lubricating oil and greases, and protective metal coatings, in coolant create expensive and frustrating problems. Tramp oils in coolant provide a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause problems ranging from unpleasant odor to employee skin rashes. When tramp oils combine with other contaminants in coolant they can form a sticky substance that clogs lines and ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Regeneration of used oil

    Used oil regeneration technologies Over time, oil accumulates oxidation products, contaminants and impurities which drastically reduce its quality. Contaminated oil can no longer meet quality requirements and must be changed. Waste oil is collected and regenerated to retain valuable basic materials. Oil cannot be recycled at petroleum processing plants with ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • 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 ...


    By Bio-Systems International

  • Oil Spill Eater, Solution Oil Spillage in Niger Delta

    Oil Spill Eater II is the name of a non-toxic product which provides the means for moving oil spill response out of its 19th Century methodology into the realm of advanced technological 21st Century breakthroughs for addressing and remediating 100% of any spill in any environment.  In comparison, current response methods employed by three major oil companies - BP, Exxon and Shell - are ...

  • Oil refinery reduces energy consumption with a Culligan Solution

    Challenge A major petroleum refinery was looking to replace a hot lime softener. Naturally occurring minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Silica can cause scale in steam boilers and other types of equipment used in refinery operations. Scale deposits in steam boilers con reduce equipment efficiency and increase energy, chemical, disposal and maintenance costs. Hot lime softening is a ...


    By Culligan Matrix Solutions

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Treatability study for pemex oil refinery salamanca, Mexico case study

    The Problem Both PEMEX and the City of Salamanca were looking at constructing two sewage treatment plants to treat wastewater; one to treat the Ing. Antonio M Amor refinery’s industrial waste and one to treat the City’s municipal waste. Based on the successful performance of Nordevco’s technology in remediating contaminated wash water at the decommissioning of the PEMEX La ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Oil and Gas Development - Onshore 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

  • Oil Monitoring in Trans-Border River Uh Between Ukraine and Slovakia

    The Problem: Long-term contamination of Uh river by waste motor oil, aircraft fuel, etc., being by-products of Russian army bases on Ukrainian part of the border.  Slocakia needed to protect its rivers from this pollution by early oil warning systems on Uh river, since it flows into other rivers, flowing into Black Sea. The Solution: Sample water is taken from river surface by float sampler ...

  • Environmental and health risk assessment of an oil contaminated site in the Mexican tropical southeast

    The aim of the present study was the environmental and health risk assessment of the oil contaminated soil in the Mexican tropic. The case is based on the total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and polycyclic aromatic (PAH) soil contamination resulting from the activities of the oil industry over 70 years. The results of this study were estimated using CalTOX, a multimedia exposure model. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil Skimmer technology offers pollution solution that saves money instead of raising operating costs

    Oil skimming is a simple, dependable and effective means of removing oil from water. And unlike some other processes, it offers users the potential for major cost savings. At Schenectady Chemicals Canada, Ltd., plant manager Fred Soukereff estimates that his company has saved $ 5,000 annually by using the skimmer instead of former methods of waste removal. "The real saving, however, is in ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

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