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The United States has become the world’s largest producer of crude. The Environmental, Health and Safety groups within the oil industry are learning there are safe, effective and efficient ways to clean up and remediate a hydrocarbon spill or leak.
The dig, haul and import fresh soil method is too expensive and never returns the area to it’s before spill environment. First, the soil that has been hauled away and disposed of just relocates the issue. Second, the safety and effectiveness of the drilling company’s employees are compromised until the spill is cleaned up. Third, the impacted spill area will not return to it’s before spill natural environment for many years, if ever. Protecting the safety of employees and the well being of the land should be paramount for any oil production activity.
There are 6 different types of oil spill related technologies.
“Dispersants means those chemical agents that emulsify, disperse, or solubilize oil into the water column or promote the surface spreading of oil slicks to facilitate dispersal of the oil into the water column.
Surface washing agent is any product that removes oil from solid surfaces, such as beaches and rocks, through a detergency mechanism and does not involve dispersing or solubilizing the oil into the water column.
Surface collecting agents means those chemical agents that form a surface film to control the layer thickness of oil. Like surface washing agents, surface collecting agents still require the cleanup contractor to haul away the contaminants to an authorized contaminated land fill site.
Bioremediation agents means microbiological cultures, enzyme additives, or nutrient additives that are deliberately introduced into an oil discharge and that will significantly increase the rate of biodegradation to mitigate the effects of the discharge.
Miscellaneous oil spill control agent is any product, other than a dispersant, sinking agent, surface collecting agent, bioremediation agent, burning agent, or sorbent that can be used to enhance oil spill cleanup, removal, treatment, or mitigation.”¹
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Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon Spills
In addition to the six listed above:
“Sorbents means essentially inert and insoluble materials that are used to remove oil and hazardous substances from water through adsorption, in which the oil or hazardous substance is attracted to the sorbent surface and then adheres to it, absorption, in which the oil or hazardous substance penetrates the pores of the sorbent material, or a combination of the two. Sorbents are generally manufactured in particulate form for spreading over an oil slick or as sheets, rolls, pillows, or booms.”²
Of the above listed technologies, only bioremediation uses nature to completely eliminate the hazardous spill or leak. The other technologies either hide the hydrocarbon (dispersants) or move the contamination to another site. Bioremediation is the safest, most effective and most economical way to deal with a spill. Not all spills have the luxury of being able to be bioremediated insitu but even hauled contaminant can still utilize bioremediation as the preferred treatment option, in transit or at its ultimate destination.
There are two distinct types of bioremediation agents, bioaugmentation (adding bacteria) and biostimulation (adding nutrients). Bioaugmentation has inherent risks and increases the cost vs biostimulation.
Issues with adding and using foreign bacteria at a hydrocarbon spill site:
Biostimulation uses the indigenous bacteria acclimated to the site, grows their population and degrades the hydrocarbon to water and carbon dioxide. Biostimulation can be carried out insitu or exsitu, as determined by the site dynamics.
There are four products listed as bioremediation agents that are nutrient additions without any added bacteria:
INIPOL EAP 22
OIL SPILL EATER II (OSE II)
VB591™ Water, VB997™ Soil, BINUTRIX (formerly MYCOBAC TX-20)
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