Oil Spills Articles

  • Train derailment prompts contaminated land investigation

    On March 30th 2015 a long freight train, transporting a variety of goods including lumber and chemicals, wound its way through the state of Mississippi. At around 5pm, part of the train failed to negotiate a curved portion of the track in a rural area near Minter City, resulting in the derailment of nine railcars, one of which leaked chemicals onto agricultural farmland and woodlands. Emergency ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Why and When You Need Secondary Containment

    Implementing secondary storage solutions by providing environmental and pollution solutions can further midigate potential risk to the environment. The world is a precious resource. By using smart storage solutions and sound secondary containment measures, we can protect and preserve the environment. Such solutions are “preventative”. Low-cost secondary containment measures are very ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • Abatement of organic pollutants using fly ash based adsorbents

    The presence of organic pollutants in the environment is of major concern because of their toxicity, bio-accumulating tendency, threat to human life and the environment. It is a well-known fact that, these pollutants can damage nerves, liver, and bones and could also block functional groups of essential enzymes. Conventional methods for removing dissolved pollutants include chemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects and mechanistic aspects of absorbing organic compounds by coking coal

    Coal is a porous medium and natural absorbent. It can be used for its original purpose after adsorbing organic compounds, its value does not reduce and the pollutants are recycled, and then through systemic circulation of coking wastewater zero emissions can be achieved. Thus, a novel method of industrial organic wastewater treatment using adsorption on coal is introduced. Coking coal was used ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reducing Risks and Costs associated with oil/fuel spill response

    Replacing inadequate spill response with 21st technology The information presented herein will demonstrate to insurance companies and their insured clients how to mitigate risk and reduce costs associated with oil/fuel spills. Insurance companies, Protection & Indemnity (P&I) clubs, and parties that pay high premiums are doing so based on the excessive costs associated with using ...

  • Do you know the two most important words required to understand oil spill booming?

    Much has been written (incorrectly) about how to deploy boom in order to protect, deflect or contain oil. We have long promoted using math and science when deploying spill countermeasures not only because it works, but because it’s faster, safer, more effective and it saves time, money and impact. What we’ll focus on in this article is the where of ...


    By Elastec

  • Response surface methodology approach for the optimisation of adsorption of hydrolysed polyacrylamide from polymer-flooding wastewater onto steel slag: a good option of waste mitigation

    Wastewater produced from polymer flooding in oil production features high viscosity and chemical oxygen demand because of the residue of high-concentration polymer hydrolysed polyacrylamide (HPAM). In this study, steel slag, a waste from steel manufacturing, was studied as a low-cost adsorbent for HPAM in wastewater. Optimisation of HPAM adsorption by steel slag was performed with a central ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) on Nd-TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposite for removal of lead(II) and copper(II) from aquatic media

    In order to investigate the effect of hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) on adsorbing capacity of nanosorbent Nd-TiO2/GO, Nd-TiO2/HPC/GO, Nd-TiO2/PVP/GO and Nd-TiO2/PEG/GO nanocomposites were synthesized. Studies by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy confirmed the expected structure and X-ray diffraction ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adsorption behavior of methyl orange onto an aluminum-based metal organic framework, MIL-68(Al)

    MIL-68(Al), a powdered aluminum-based metal organic framework (MOF), was synthesized and used to explore its adsorption behavior toward methyl orange (MO). The adsorption isotherm, thermodynamics, kinetics, and some key operating factors as well as changes in the material's structure were investigated. The adsorption isotherm conformed to the Langmuir isotherm model and the maximum equilibrium ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Hydrocarbon Bioremediation – Cleaning fuels & motor oil spills on water - Case Study

    Background Nanobite Products proved how effective they are in hydrocarbon bioremediation on water with the almost total remediation in one week of fuel spills from abandoned cars. Read on… On March 30 2006, in Black Sod Bay in County Mayo, between 45 and 50 cars were transported from a neighbouring island destined for scrap. They were deposited at low tide on ...


    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

  • Removal of toxic Congo red dye from water employing low-cost coconut residual fiber

    The coconut residual fiber (CRF) is the major byproduct obtained during production of virgin coconut oil. Its application as a biosorbent for adsorption of Congo red was investigated. The CRF was subjected to different pretreatments, namely, pressure cooking, hexane treatment, acid treatment and their combinations. The pretreatment of CRF with the combination of hexane, acid, and pressure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removing Legionella pneumophila and biofilms from water supply systems using plant essential oils

    Antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), peppermint (Mentha x piperita) and lemon (Citrus limonum) essential oils (EOs), supplied as commercial preparations, were investigated on Legionella pneumophila. Results showed that all EOs had antibacterial activity. Lemon oil ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • ALBANISA Oil Spill Equipment Setup - Case Study

    As a part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America (acronym in Spanish: ALBA), Nicaragua has received funds to build a new oil hub in the Caribbean. The hub will be available for oil companies in order to store their products before reaching its final destination. By doing that the profit will be increased as the costs for transportion is reduced. The updated environmental ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Separation of citral isomers from lemongrass oil

    Reveleris® Prep: Purification with flash chromatography followed by a prep-HPLC isolation of citral isomers Lemongrass is cultivated around the world. It's mainly grown for its oils, which have a number of uses including for vitamin A, perfumes, insect spray, cosmetics, perfumes, food and drinks. Lemongrass is also enjoyed as a tea throughout the world. Lemongrass oil contains several ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

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