The Spill Mop Kit, manufactured by Rubbermaid, provides everything needed to quickly respond to, and clean up, spillages. Kit includes Spill Mop Storage Cabinet (2017162), pack of 10 Spill Mop Pads (2017060) and Spill Mop Handle (2017161)
Designed to store Rubbermaid Spill Mop Handle (2017161), up to two packs of 10 Biohazard Spill (2017060) or Spill Mop Pads (2017059)Suitable for mounting on most wall surfaces to provide quick, easy and convenient access to tools in the event of spillagesComes with hardware included
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 1.3 million gallons of oil spill into national waters from vessels and pipelines in a typical year. These spills pose a potentially devastating threat to coastlines, waterways and oceans.
The 2010 Gulf oil spill was of special concern to Warner, who grew up in the relatively nearby Caribbean island nation of Barbados. After successfully testing his concept in the water cup, he built a small-scale prototype to evaluate its performance in a large pool.
During the first week of October, his company tested its large-scale prototype in a huge tank at Ohmsett, the National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility in New Jersey. The tank measures 600 feet long, 200 feet wide and holds 2.2 million gallons of ocean water. The tests demonstrated that the E-MOP system was 97.2% efficient in separating oil from water.
Spilled oil is first seeded with a small amount of magnetite (less than 0.5% by volume). The system exploits a unique bond that oil forms with magnetite particles at the molecular scale. Magnetite is a naturally occurring magnetic mineral that can be found on most beaches. Heavier than water, the particles sink in the absence of oil. But the presence of oil in water, either on the surface or below, will attract and confine the particles.
EPA's Superfund program was established in1980 to locate, investigate, and clean up hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. The Superfund program oversees long-term ("remedial") cleanups at National Priorities List (NPL) sites, short-term cleanups ("removal actions") and responses to chemical and oil spill emergencies. Superfund cleanup starts when anyone discovers or reports a waste site or the possible release of hazardous materials. EPA compiles a database of potential hazardous substance release sites. EPA evaluates the potential for a release of hazardous substances using these Superfund cleanup process steps:
The federal UST program defines underground storage tank systems (USTs) as tanks and connected piping with at least 10 percent of their combined volume underground. Some leaking USTs can cause fires and explosions. The greatest hazard is UST contents seeping into the soil and contaminating groundwater, the main source of drinking water. Learn more about cleaning up UST system releases and their enforcement.
EPA works to prevent oil spills. The Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program helps prepare for, and respond to, any oil spill affecting the inland waters of the United States. The program has reduced the number of spills to less than 1% of the total volume of oil handled each year.
Oil cleanup enforcement information is available under the Oil Pollution and Clean Water Acts. Enforcement concerns parties responsible for actual or threatened oil spills. Regulatory enforcement includes administrative and judicial penalty actions for oil spills, SPCC program violations and other regulatory requirements.
Choices for DisposalFarm treatment: Used MOP can be tilled directly into a soil farm disposal system. This can be done with MOP that is fully saturated or after oil recovery utilizing one of the MOP recovery system products.Compostable: MOP 301 can be composted. The oil-consuming microbes will work in concert with the composting process to fully remediate the used MOP.Burnable: MOP is burnable as a fuel after the removal of oil.
BIO-Cleaner oil spill cleaning system, illustration. This system floats on the water's surface and uses bacteria to degrade oil from oil spills. Design features include acoustic waves to repel wildlife, and biosensors to track the amount of oil being processed. This design has won several awards, including Bronze in the International Design Excellence Awards in 2013. For this illustration with and without arrows, and with and without labels, see images C047/5298 to C047/5300.
Avoid contact with the spilled mercury until you decide who will be cleaning it up - you or a professional. In general, you can clean up a small mercury spill yourself, such as from a fever thermometer or thermostat. This fact sheet provides a step-by-step guide on pages 3-4 on how to do the cleanup.
The New York State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation recommend that a trained professional, such as a hazardous waste contractor, do the cleanup whenever the amount of mercury spilled is greater than what is typically found in a fever thermometer or thermostat. In other words, if the amount of mercury spilled exceeds 3 grams or about the size of a green pea, a trained professional should do the cleanup.
If the spill is... more than the amount in a mercury fever thermometer or thermostat, or if it is widely scattered, or if the spill is on carpeting which cannot be thrown out, or on upholstered furniture, or other porous items that cannot be bagged... you should call a trained professional. Check your telephone Yellow Pages under "Hazardous waste", "Engineering services" or "Environmental engineers".
Sulfur powder (also called flowers of sulfur) can be purchased from agriculture supply stores, garden centers, and some pharmacies. For questions about the type of sulfur powder used during mercury spill cleanup, please contact the New York State Department of Health at 518-402-7810 or 800-458-1158.
Contain large epoxy spills with sand, clay or other inert absorbent material. Use a scraper to contain small spills and collect as much material as possible. Follow up with absorbent towels. Uncontaminated epoxy resin or hardener may be reclaimed for use.
BIO-Cleaner oil spill cleaning system, illustration. This system floats on the water's surface and uses bacteria to degrade oil from oil spills. Design features include acoustic waves to repel wildlife, and biosensors to track the amount of oil being processed. This design has won several awards, including Bronze in the International Design Excellence Awards in 2013. For illustrations of the device, with and without labels, see images C047/5295 to C047/5303.
Incidents of hydraulic or oil spills in the oceans/seas or ports occur with some regularity during the exploitation, production and transportation of petroleum products. Immediate, safe, effective and environmentally friendly measures must be adopted to reduce the impact of the oil spill on marine life. Due to the difficulty to detect and clean these areas, semi-autonomous vehicles can make a significant contribution by implementing a cooperative and coordinated response. The paper proposes a concept study of Hybrid Monitoring Detection and Cleaning System (HMDCS-UV) for a maritime region using semi-autonomous unmanned vehicles. This system is based on a cooperative decision architecture for an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor and detect dirty zones (i.e., hydraulic spills), and clean them up using a swarm of unmanned surface vehicles. The proposed solutions were implemented in a real cloud and were evaluated using different simulation scenarios. Experimental results show that the proposed HMDCS-UV can detect and reduce the level of hydraulic pollution in maritime regions with a significant gain in terms of energy consumption.
This portable pumping system with patented peristaltic pump design features super suction, which enables it to process high-viscous, abrasive, and debris-laden liquids. Developed originally for shoreline/pipeline oil spill cleanup, its durability, unlimited discharge capability and portability make it an effective tool for chemical spills, submerged oil recovery, high-viscous skimmer offloading and industrial, marine and offshore tank cleaning. It is also an alternative to expensive vacuum trucks.
Mopping trollies with a dual bucket and wringer system can keep mop water cleaner and safer for longer, but they still require frequent changes. When using this type of system, the dirty mop should be returned to the rinse water and then wringed out before placing it back into the cleaning solution. Custodians should ensure that all debris and sedimentation is removed from the mop head before placing it into the cleaning solution.
Oil is an ancient fossil fuel that we use to heat our homes, generate electricity, and power large sectors of our economy. But when oil accidentally spills into the ocean, it can cause big problems. Oil spills can harm sea creatures, ruin a day at the beach, and make seafood unsafe to eat. It takes sound science to clean up the oil, measure the impacts of pollution, and help the ocean recover.
Oil spills are more common than you might think, and they happen in many different ways. Thousands of oil spills occur in U.S. waters each year. Most of these spills are small, for example when oil spills while refueling a ship. But these spills can still cause damage, especially if they happen in sensitive environments, like beaches, mangroves, and wetlands.
Large oil spills are major, dangerous disasters. These tend to happen when pipelines break, big oil tanker ships sink, or drilling operations go wrong. Consequences to ecosystems and economies can be felt for decades following a large oil spill.
Where the oil is spilled, what kinds of plants, animals, and habitats are found there, and the amount and type of oil, among other things, can influence how much harm an oil spill causes. Generally, oil spills harm ocean life in two ways:
Oil toxicity: Oil consists of many different toxic compounds. These toxic compounds can cause severe health problems like heart damage, stunted growth, immune system effects, and even death. Our understanding of oil toxicity has expanded by studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 781b155fdc