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Oil Sheen

Dealing with Oil Sheen on Water

The USEPA has very specific requirements on reporting oil sheen on water otherwise known as the “Sheen Rule”. Rule Overview: “The Discharge of Oil regulation is more commonly known as the “sheen rule.” Under the Clean Water Act, this rule provides the framework for determining whether an oil spill should be reported to the federal government. […]

BOOM

Higher oil prices will lead to an explosion of growth in U.S. shale production, according to revised predictions from both OPEC and the IEA. According to Deloitte, the surge in domestic production of shale gas and tight oil—resulting from the technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—has created an unprecedented demand for infrastructure to […]

PetroGuard for Reactive Chemicals

Response to reactive chemicals

Are you a fire chief, emergency responder, or environmental health and safety manager? Since so many reactive chemicals are transported by rail or truck, what would happen in the case of an accidental spill or roll over?  The potential acute health hazards to responders and surrounding neighborhoods could be catastrophic. Let’s use chlorosilanes as an […]

Bulk Waste Solidifier

Cost-Effective Bulk Waste Solidifier

Is a free bulk waste solidifier really FREE?  The answer is unequivocally NO! Many of our customers were caught in the trap where they believed their bulk waste solidifier was cost-effective because it was free or cost only pennies. If you believe using materials like corn cobs or sawdust will save you money, think again. […]

reactive chemical spills

Treating Reactive Chemical Spills

All industrial facilities should have facility response plans in place to comply with published regulations related to treating reactive chemical spills.  Treating reactive chemical spills, both large and small, requires more than just the usual hazmat products used in a facility response plan. Let’s take for example industries that work with alkali metals. Sodium is […]

wastewater and sludge

Wastewater and Sludge Disposal

Wastewater and sludge disposal can be a dirty and expensive business.  Even if the product used to solidify the wastewater and sludge is free, landfill fees, labor costs and the number of trucks needed to dispose of the solidified matrix adds up quickly.  Then, what happens when the FREE solidifying agent leeches or leaks water?  […]

Solidification absorbents and and speed dating

Solidification absorbents and speed dating

We recently attended a PTAC Matchmaker event in Rhode Island.  Our hope was to match our proprietary solidification absorbents product line with the right customers.  We love events like this because they give a small business like ours the opportunity to begin to build relationships, face-to-face. A matchmaker event is a day of 10-minute dialogues […]