api oil-water separator Articles

  • Monroe Parallel Plate Modules increase oils and solids removal in existing API Separator

    Challenge A silicone manufacturing plant was increasing capacity production and needed to increase the processing of the accompanying wastewater stream containing tramp oils and solids. If possible, the plant wanted to increase the efficiency and capacity of two existing 140,000-gallon API Separators to handle the additional wastewater. The plant required that the water be clean enough to ...

  • Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment

    Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their biological system due to high loadings of oils after pretreatment API separators and ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Innovation in Offshore Separation Process

    CLOV is a deep-sea oil production project offshore Angola. Sulzer helped to lower the cost of the floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) ship. There, Sulzer’s patented distributor technology and state-of-the-art pumps are brought to life by Total’s innovative wash tank process. This combination achieves significant cost savings on the FPSO design. With a processing ...


    By Sulzer

  • Aluminum - oil and TSS removal from water streams: PFD

    Project Profile: Oil and TSS removal from water streams: PFD Data: End User: Aluminum Producer Location: Southeast, USA Commissioned: Winter, 2009 Units: (2) model STiR-39V (39 ft2/filter) Flow Rate: 600 gpm (0.9 Million gallons of water per day) ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Oil Recovery

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Oil Sand - Keeping the oil flowing

    Global Water Intelligence looks at the North American oil sands industry, its use of water, and the potential for developing new processing and treatment technologies The majority of oil sands operations are limited to Alberta, Canada, where oil is found in the form of bitumen. According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), there are 173 billion barrels (bbl) of ...

  • Adapter bacteria control oil spill in bulk

    Introduction Microbac was called in to advise on a required treatment for an integrated bulk oil handling facility and sea-land terminal, receiving, storing and shipping a wide variety of liquid fuels, inorganic chemicals and petrochemicals, many of which are toxic to microorganisms. The variable and complex waste streams from tank truck cleaning, ballast and tank cleaning discharges from ...


    By Microbac Ltd

  • Marine crude oil transport – global voyage losses

    Paul Harrison, Consultant to the HMC-4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee, presents latest findings from analysis of the 2013 data on marine crude oil transport. The Energy Institute (EI) HMC- 4A Marine Oil Transportation Database Committee has been collecting and analysing worldwide oil shipping data for over 20 years and meets twice a year. The 2013 autumn meeting was held in Rio de ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Common challenges relative to the use of Decanter Centrifuges for barite recovery in the oil & gas industry

    When centrifuges are properly deployed, they can have dramatic effects on drilling performance. In fact, without them, many of the advances made in drilling would not have been considered achievable. Classically, we believe that centrifuges can achieve two common goals: Reduce the content of drilled fines, specifically colloidal solids, and Perform barite recovery in order to reduce ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • The Mercer Advantage revealed: it`s what`s inside that matters

    The coalescing oil water separator market is littered with cheap underperforming options that cause nightmares for EHS and maintenance departments.  This video reviews the different styles of coalescers available today, and walks through what the insides will look like once your OWS is in operation. Technologies Reviewed: API Separators Plate Packs in API ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • 2005 Benchmark Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canada

    Gravimetric and chemical treatment with land-farm application discharge had significant design shortcomings during routine process upsets, becoming under-sized as production increased, or as heavy rainfall resulted in uncontrolled storm runoff of the wastewater. API O/W/S technology certainly can’t be expected to be deployed effectively for remote oil and gas fields or offshore sites produced ...


    By Stratos Inc.

  • Treatment of Oily-Waste Process Streams

    Standard oily-wastewater remediation relies on API 650 for oily-wastewater separation (O/W/S) treatment using gravimetric lagoon separation, then reprocessing the recovered floatable slop oil, followed by chemical flocculation, then reprocessing the recovered oily sludge, followed by dissolved air flotation (DAF), then using holdingpond clarification of supernatant wastewater, before ...


  • Solid Waste Management: A Case Study of National Refinery Limited

    Investigations have been carried out to assess and characterize the waste being generated in one of the largest petrochemical refinery of Pakistan. It was found that the refinery complex generates about 2000 metric tons of solid waste and about 0.55 million gallons of waste water per day. Besides these gaseous pollutants like H2S, CO, CO2 NO2, and particulate matter are also emitted in the ...


  • Nation’s Largest Tank Barge Company case study

    The Problem: The Nation’s largest tank barge company is a centralized treatment facility that receives oily wastewater from barges and ships that transport oil and petroleum products. The wastewater is highly loaded with BOD, COD, TSS and oil and they were seeking a direct discharge permit. The Solution: In 2010, Ecolab partnered ...


    By BioprocessH2O

  • Oily wastewater treatment by ultrafiltration using Taguchi experimental design

    In this research, results of an experimental investigation on separation of oil from a real oily wastewater using an ultrafiltration (UF) polymeric membrane are presented. In order to enhance the performance of UF in API separator effluent treatment and to get more permeation flux (PF), effects of operating factors on the yield of PF were studied. Five factors at four levels were investigated: ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurement matters

    The following article highlights some of the latest developments within the Energy Institute’s Hydrocarbon Management Committee (HMC), which produces guidance documents covering petroleum quantity and quality issues. The most significant news over the past few months is that the Energy Institute (EI), through the British Standards Institution, has been awarded the Secretariat of the ISO ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Pumping at Subzero Temperatures

    Pumping of cryogenic (low-temperature) products is important for many applications, especially in the field of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Sulzer J-unit is a special sealing system for cryogenic pumps. It was invented more than 60 years ago. The evolution of the J-unit design since then has been impressive and has now resulted in a recently filed patent application by Sulzer. ...


    By Sulzer

  • Case study - Ivey-sol tank decontamination and vessel cleaning

    The refining and hydrocarbon processing industry is ready for the new wave of vessel cleaning technology. Ivey-sol is a new patented product that greatly reduces downtime and improves overall safety while providing immediate cost savings for any tank cleaning process. Ivey-sol8 is non-toxic: non-corrosive, non-hazardous, 100% biodegradable and also non-skin sensitizing. Ivey-sol is simply mixed ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • 25th Anniversary Product Release

    This year, KEMTRON Technologies is proud to celebrate 25 years of business. From the very beginning, KEMTRON has been providing quality, sophisticated solids control and waste management equipment to the oil and gas industry. This remarkable benchmark has been made possible by our unwavering commitment to our customers through offering durable value, now. For 2014, after intensive ...


    By Elgin Separation Solutions

  • Understanding Pump Cavitation

    Cavitation is a major problem in the chemical industry because it affects a basic tool, the centrifugal pump. A sudden increase in the velocity of the pumped liquid reduces the inlet pressure, sometimes below the vapor pressure.The result is formation of gas and bubbles. Detecting the signs of cavitation, and correctly identifying and understanding the type of cavitation present, can help an ...

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