Oil Spills on Land
Since oil was discovered, fuel and oils spills have been contaminating millions of acres of land rendering them useless. Until now, the best treatment was to excavate the soil and burn it, which is costly and unnecessary. DE-OIL-IT safely reduces grease, fuel and oil spills from the soil – complete elimination depends on application methods used, possible re-application after comparing test results, and various types of remediation practices (De-Oil-It is a tool for enhancing remediation, we do not replace remediation nor eliminate the need to follow government regulations that might affect use of De-Oil-It, or any other cleaning formula for that matter).
By saturating the contaminated soil with DE-OIL-IT it will float the oil to the surface from varying depths, depending on the type of soil. This makes it possible to skim the oil off, alternatively it will break the oil down sufficiently to make it biodegradable, just as it does when used as a degrader on oil spills at sea.
For spills, which are deeper in the soil, in-site injection techniques can be used to feed the degrader mixture to the required depth.
Remediation of hydrocarbons fromsoil without excavation
Oil Spills on Land Process Overview
- Initial investigative work identifies the specific area(s) of impact.
- Boreholes are constructed in the hydrocarbon contaminated site as well as down gradient from it. The newly constructed boreholes are utilized to administer the proposed remediation process
- The remedial liquid is gravity fed into the impacted area beginning in the source area followed by the down gradient portions of the plume. Environmental monitoring occurs throughout the process in order to chart the degree of remediation occurring and to compare the results with the appropriate criteria.
- Boreholes are constructed at the site for initial plume definition by an independent environmental consulting firm. Subsequent liquid feed and monitoring boreholes are located in a systematic manner by Trinidad Tank & Fuel.
- Soil samples for plume delineation and subsequent monitoring are taken from appropriate borehole locations and submitted to a recognized laboratory for analysis. These will include total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) and Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene and Xylenes (BETX) and other parameters requested by Trinidad Tank & Fuel or by the local environmental authority criteria.
- Following the receipt of the initial soil analytical results, the remedial liquid is prepared and gravity fed into the boreholes at the site and in a manner that does not interfere with ongoing business activities.
- In most cases, 21 – 35 days after the start of the remediation process, soil samples are collected from the treatment area, by an independent environmental consulting firm and submitted to an appropriate analytical laboratory for analysis of Trinidad Tank & Fuel network parameters. These interim samples confirm the rate of hydrocarbon degeneration and establish a remediation time line.
- In most cases, 60 days after the initial injection, another set of samples are collected by an environmental consulting firm and submitted to a recognized laboratory for TPH and BETX analysis. This final procedure confirms the effectiveness of the remedial process by the comparison of the results to the applicable remediation guidelines. This information is compiled in an analytical report by an environmental consultant and submitted to the appropriate regulatory agency for their review. Upon the completion of the soil remediation process, Trinidad Tank & Fuel closes all boreholes and restores them to the original grade in an environmentally responsible manner.
Note: using terms like “hardly a trace” is contributed to De-Oil-It’s “colloidal micelle formation” technology that reduces the surface tension of oils, grease, and fuels so that they do not stick to surfaces. This terminology also applies to the correct use of De-Oil-It that includes but not limited to appropriate amounts of De-Oil-It, water and air (both are activators of De-Oil-It), possible re-application (best guided by not only visual review but also testing of contamination levels), and perhaps government regulations that may affect how you apply and dispose of the cleaning process. Also hardly a trace refers to the application, and possible re-application, of De-Oil-It to further degrade hydrocarbons which in time is augmented by natural occurring bacteria
** Detoxification / non-toxic means an end result correctly applying De-Oil-It by following the recommended dilution guide, availability of water and oxygen (the activators of De-Oil-It), and being patient (in time naturally occurring bacteria in land and sea will enable the degrading of the hydrocarbon contaminant into smaller simpler molecules of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen versus a complex fully attached hydrocarbon molecular chain that is toxic). Detergents and solvents can only partially breakdown the hydrocarbon chain and their degrading action is weak in the sense that the separated simple hydrocarbon molecules re-bind, leaving remnants of toxic compounds that are harder if not impervious to natural bacteria final degrading; one consequence of this is to encapsulate the oil making it heavy and sink to the ocean floor. De-Oil-It’s “colloidal micelle” technology more successfully breaks down the complex hydrocarbon chain, separates smaller simpler hydrocarbon elements, and De-Oil-It then more tightly binds to the broken down hydrocarbon chain parts so they do not reform as is the case with detergents and solvents. We are a non-detergent, non-solvent, organic only formula that works. We are here to help you understand remediation methods including how much agitation, working with soil and sea, as we have a wealth of experience regarding successful approaches and final outcomes.
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