Oil Water Separation News

  • Crews plan to pump oil cargo from sunken barge in Lake Erie

    Salvage crews are preparing for an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years. The crews expect to start assembling the pumps near the end of the week before they can begin moving the cargo to a barge on the surface. How fast that happens will depend a lot on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Customized Above Ground Wash Pad

    ESD Waste2Water, Inc. builds Above Ground Portable Wash Pads for a myriad of industries. We can review your business process and procedures to maximize your throughput and then engineer an Above Ground Wash Pad System to meet your needs. Pictured is an ESD Waste2Water, Inc Custom Above Ground Wash Pad that includes: 8’ Tall Walls Sliding See Thru Curtain Grass ...


    By ESD Waste2Water, Inc.

  • Microalgae sticks to microplastics and transports them to the seabed

    Fragments of microplastics are readily incorporated into groups of microscopic algae, altering the rate at which the plastics move through seawater, a recent study has found. In laboratory tests, polystyrene microbeads, which usually sink to the bottom of seawater at a rate of 4 mm a day, sank at a rate of several hundreds of metres a day when part of microalgae aggregates. Plastic debris litters ...

  • State, feds won`t pursue $92M more in `89 Exxon Valdez spill

    The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of ducks and sea otters in Alaska's Prince William Sound following a devastating oil spill more than two decades ago. In a court filing made on Wednesday, government attorneys said patches of lingering oil that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Harper Avenue to close temporarily during EPA’s oil cleanup in St. Clair Shores

    Starting the week of October 12, Harper Avenue in St. Clair Shores, Mich., will be closed in both directions between Lakeland and Bon Brae for four weeks to allow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remove a pipe containing PCB-contaminated oil. Road closure notices will be posted at 10-Mile and 11-Mile Roads. Recently, EPA observed contaminated oil flowing from a pipe under Harper Avenue ...

  • Oman’s giant Miraah project sets new oil recovery benchmark

    GlassPoint Solar’s massive 1.0 GW Miraah CSP plant in Oman establishes solar thermal as a key asset for enhanced oil recovery as operators continue to optimise production in a low oil price environment. Solar enhanced oil recovery (EOR) could become a major market for CSP as oil producers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprints and to save production costs and natural ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • USPTO Grants Core Electro Water Separation Patent to OriginClear

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of a breakthrough water cleanup technology, today announced that the United States Patent Office (USPTO) recently granted patent #9,085,745 to OriginClear. The patent incorporated the ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Oil in Water Monitors Success at OTC 2015

    The Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. sales team exhibited and demonstrated our field rugged and low maintance instrumentation and unique knowledge of oil in water measurement at the Offshore Technology Conference for the 13th year in a row.  Our partners in bilge water oil content meters (OCM), NAG Marine, also had representatives on hand in our booth to share discussions with ...

  • Exxon Mobil halting 3 oil platforms after pipeline spill

    Exxon Mobil Corp. has been forced to halt operations at three offshore oil platforms because it couldn't deliver to refineries in the wake of a broken pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast, the company said. Operations temporarily ceased last week because Santa Barbara County rejected its emergency application to truck oil to refineries, spokesman Richard ...


    By Associated Press

  • Strong connections found between marine protected areas

    Marine Protected Areas should be managed as integrated networks rather than isolated units because of the high degree of exchange between them, a new study suggests. The researchers found that the large majority of sea bream (Sparidae) and wrasse (Labridae) fish spawned in MPA study sites in the Mediterranean Sea were transported via currents to other MPAs and unprotected areas, highlighting ...

  • contec GmbH, German solution provider of innovative filtration and separation systems signed distribution agreement in the US.

    contec GmbH, one of Germany’s leading solution provider of innovative filtration and separation systems today announced that they have signed a representation and distribution agreement with Marty Hendrickx of Component Specialists in Roscoe, Illinois to better meet the increasing demand for the contec Oil Mist Separators (COMS) in the US. contec plans to develop operations and ...

  • US gives order for pipe company to finish oil spill cleanup

    Two federal agencies issued an order Wednesday to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline finishes the cleanup of what they call the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard issued the joint Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude on land, at the shoreline ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline, officials said Thursday. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea just ...


    By Associated Press

  • A series of settlements in 2010 Gulf oil spill

    A committee of lawyers representing businesses and individuals claiming damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill announced a $211 million settlement Wednesday with Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. In a separate development, oil giant BP - which leased the rig from Transocean - reached settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related litigation ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bio4Energy Researchers: Pulping Side Stream May Be Harnessed for High Value-added Chemicals

    Researchers in Bio4Energy have published a review article designed to guide biorefinery industry looking to make value-added products from side streams of pulp and paper production such as crude tall oil from trees. This is an area that is attracting the attention of several industrial operators in the vanguard of trying to make renewable chemicals ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • EPA presents award to Oregon 10th grader for work on marine oil spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 is awarding the President’s Environmental Youth Award to 10th grader Sahil Veeramoney for his development of a novel and efficient method to clean up marine oil spills. Veeramoney is a student at Oregon Episcopal School in Portland, Oregon. “Sahil’s research to protect water resources from oil spills is important for the ...

  • $134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects

    State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they're proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million. About $700 million to repair environmental damage and enhance recreational access has been allocated previously, although some of that work ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Price Information Network Features Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., in `TSCA Nomenclature May be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels`

    The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. , Senior Policy Advisor for Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group, regarding the application of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to oils made from algae feedstocks and other non-traditional bio-materials. The resulting article in the OPIS Ethanol & Biodiesel Newsletter is reprinted below, with ...


    By Acta Group

  • Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

    An environmental advocacy group sued the Obama administration in federal court on Thursday for refusing to release documents detailing the extent of fracking in the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity filed the lawsuit in U.S District Court in Washington, saying the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has refused to comply with ...


    By Associated Press

  • A final farewell to oil tankers with single hulls

    It took 25 years following the devastating 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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