oil sludge Articles

  • Oil Field Sludge Dewatering

    An oil field contract dewatering company was unable to dewater the oily/water/solids from several oil field storage tanks using conventional coagulants/flocculants. The swings in solids loading and oil content made it very difficult to control the correct dosage rate as conventional chemistry has a very tight tolerance to maintain a dewaterable floc. The result was an ongoing blinding problem for ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Remediation of Oil Refinery Sludge Basin

    Abstract Work was completed in early 1992 to clean up a 5.5 acre (2.2 ha) stormwater sludge basin for an oil refinery company. The basin, which had served as a stormwater collection and settling pond for over 40 years, contained oily sludges with high concentrations of certain metals and volatile organic compounds. The closure plan included a combination cement-bentonite slurry wall and jet ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Recovering oil from grinding sludge - Case Study

    Zahnradfertigung Ott uses RUF briquetting unit A large volume of sludge is produced in the grinding of high-precision gears. In most cases, this grinding sludge is disposed of at high costs. Zahnradfertigung Ott, a specialist manufacturer of gears, found a better solution: since 2005, the company is using a briquetting unit from RUF to recover 500 litres of grinding oil per day from the ...

  • Centralised treatment of oil sludge and other industrial waste

    Centralised treatment of various sources of industrial waste has been established in many European countries over the last decade. Many facilities are still equipped with non state of the art technology and therefore cannot fulfil the broad field of applications with regard to industrial waste remediation. econ's international client decided to be one step ahead and erected a new econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Cement industries solution to Waste Management - Remediation of oil refinery sludge basin

    Abstract Work was completed in early 1992 to clean up a 5.5 acre (2.2 ha) stormwater sludge basin for an oil refinery company. The basin, which had served as a stormwater collection and settling pond for over 40 years, contained oily sludges with high concentrations of certain metals and volatile organic compounds. The closure plan included a combination cement-bentonite slurry wall and jet ...


    By Geo-Con, Inc.

  • Classification of bacterial isolates of the Jordanian oil refinery petroleum sludge

    The aim of this study is to characterise the bacterial isolates of Jordanian oil refinery sludge for the purpose of using microorganisms in treating industrial wastewater effluents that contains hydrocarbons. Morphological, physiological, biochemical, antimicrobial susceptibility tests and 16S-23S rRNA spacer region polymorphism were used to characterise the isolated thermotolerant Bacillus, with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Centralised treatment of oil sludge and other industrial waste - case study

    Centralised treatment of various sources of industrial waste has been established in many European countries over the last decade. Many facilities are still equipped with non state of the art technology and therefore cannot fulfil the broad field of applications with regard to industrial waste remediation, econ's international client decided to be one step ahead and erected a new econ industries ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Surface active solutions tank cleaning & crude oil sludge removal

    For over ten years Surface Active Solutions has led the way in developing integrated microemulsion solutions for tank cleaning operations, crude oil sludge treatment and slops treatment. The company, with offices in Houston and Grangemouth (Scotland) aims to create real synergy in its approach to tank cleaning by combining its microemulsion chemistries with automated tank cleaning systems. The ...

  • Effects of organic loading and oil-grease for the treatment of edible oil effluent in a pilot-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket process

    In this study, Karadeniz Birlik Dogan Erdil vegetable oil factory, Elazig City, Turkey, was selected as representative of this sector. During the first part of the test programme, the quality of raw effluents was investigated. The removals of COD and oil-grease were above 85% at organic loadings between 1.62 and 7.83 kg COD m-3 d-1 at hydraulic retention times of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Removal of hydrogen sulphide on sewage sludge/industrial sludge based carbonaceous adsorbents

    The adsorbents were prepared for sewage sludge, waste oil sludge and metal oil sludge. On the materials obtained dynamic adsorption of H2S was measured. The initial and exhausted adsorbents were characterised using sorption of nitrogen, thermal analysis, and XRF, XRD and surface pH measurements. The adsorbents have high capacity for H2S (10% wt) The high volume of mesopores contributes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Determining analytes in food, soil and sludge

    Customer: Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization, Pakistan The Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization, University of Karachi has been established as an elaborate facility for research of various halophytes to serve as a source of fodder, forage, biofuel, oil seeds, medicinal plants and other possible usages. Application: Determining analytes in food, soil ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • 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.

  • Data Requirements for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Site soil conditions frequently limit the selection of a treatment process. Process-limiting characteristics such as pH or moisture content may sometimes be adjusted. In other cases, a treatment technology may be eliminated based upon the soil classification (e.g., particle-size distribution) or other soil characteristics. Soils are inherently variable in their physical and chemical ...

  • Respirometry study about the olive oil effects in the activated sludge process case study

    The problem of Oils in the Activated Sludge Process In many activated sludge plants excessive oils discharges can give rise to Nocardia foaming which causes major operational problems. While the bulk of the oils are removed in Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) units or grease interceptors the remainder must be treated in the wastewater treatment system. But however, in case of high ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Biosurfactants as demulsifying agents for oil recovery from oily sludge – performance evaluation

    The oil producing and petroleum refining industries dispose of a significant amount of oily sludge annually. The sludge typically contains a mixture of oil, water and solid particles in the form of complex slurry. The oil in the waste sludge is inextractible due to the complex composition and complex interactions in the sludge matrix. The sludge is disposed of on land or into surface water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adsorption of ammonium using waste activated sludge from palm oil mill effluent treatment plant

    Low cost adsorbent was prepared using waste activated sludge (WAS) from a palm oil mill effluent (POME) treatment plant, and used to adsorb ammonium from aqueous solution. The effect of initial concentration, temperature, pH and adsorbent dose was studied in batch test to determine the kinetic and thermodynamic properties. The results showed that the uptake of ammonia increased with an increase ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treatment of ship sludge oil using a plasma arc waste Destruction system (PAWDS)

    The Plasma Arc Waste Destruction system (PAWDS) uses a plasma torch to quickly gasify solid  waste on board ships. Developed under the support of the US Navy, this compact one deck system has been in commercial operation on board a cruise ship for more than three years. With the support of Carnival Cruise Lines and the National Research Council of Canada, the PAWDS was recently modified in ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • Remediation of refinery waste, oil sludge from lagoons and contaminated soils - case study

    The first VacuDry plant installed at a refinery is designed to treat waste which has accumulated over the last decades, as well as waste that will be generated inside the refinery in the future. The semi-mobile system has a capacity of 1.5 to 2 tons per hour. The plant is designed for maximum flexibility and can treat different types of refinery wastes ranging from dry soil to wet centrifuge ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Land remediation & sludge processing case study

    In late 2009 the company was approached by a London based consultancy on behalf of their clients with oil and gas interests in an Eastern European country. The brief was to supply a technology that could assist in the clean-up of historical oil spills around redundant oil wells in a working oilfield. Our initial meeting led us to believe that this was a viable contract and following several ...

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