petrochemical plant wastewater Articles

  • Coagulation pretreatment of highly concentrated acrylonitrile wastewater from petrochemical plants

    Acrylonitrile (AN) wastewater is a heavily polluted and a likely hazardous liquid that is generated during the production of AN. Several chemical methods for the pretreatment of AN wastewater are available in laboratory scale. However, the harsh reaction conditions and high operational cost make these methods undesirable. Until now, four-effect evaporation is the only pretreatment method used ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Catalytic wet hydrogen peroxide oxidation of a petrochemical wastewater

    Continuous Catalytic Wet Hydrogen Peroxide Oxidation (CWHPO) for the treatment of a petrochemical industry wastewater has been studied on a pilot plant scale process. The installation, based on a catalytic fixed bed reactor (FBR) coupled with a stirred tank reactor (STR), shows an interesting alternative for the intensification of a continuous CWHPO treatment. Agglomerated SBA-15 silica-supported ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reclaimed water for the Tarragona petrochemical park

    The Camp de Tarragona Water Reuse Project is an emblematic example of how regional water scarcity can be overcome by considering reclaimed secondary effluent, which would otherwise be disposed of in the Mediterranean Sea, as an essential component of integrated water resources management. An advanced water reclamation plant (AWRP) was completed in 2011 to reclaim municipal secondary effluent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • PeCOD – Petrochemical Industry - Case Study

    Optimizing process efficiency for petrochemical wastewater monitoring is a key step in achieving sustainable energy. Care must be taken to properly monitor and treat wastewater generated from petroleum refineries to ensure contaminants are not released into the surrounding environment. Fast, safe, and reliable detection technology is therefore highly sought after and enables plant operators to ...


    By MANTECH INC.

  • Petrochemicals Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Wastewater Treatment & Recycle

    Fresh water is a scarce commodity; this fact is well acknowledged by one and all. People at all levels be it general public, governmental bodies, and industries understand the implications of good quality water availability in terms of quantity, cost and wastage. As a consequence, there is a growing consensus on wastewater treatment for recycle/reuse. This paper briefly describes the treatment ...

  • Biological Wastewater Treatment

    Untitled Document The use of microorganisms to remove contaminants from wastewater is effective and widespread. To choose the right system from the many options offered, ...


  • Major Breakthrough in Wastewater Nitrogen Removal

    Working together in close collaboration, the Hollandse Eilanden en Waarden Water Authority (Zuiveringsschap Hollandse Eilanden en Waarden, ZHEW) and Paques are pleased to announce the world's first system for sustainable nitrogen removal from waste water. In May of next year, an Anammox® system will be opened in the Dokhaven waste water purification plant of ZHEW in Rotterdam. Through the ...


  • Adi-hybrid pilot study for treating acrylic acid and formaldehyde wastewater

     ABSTRACT This paper summarizes the results of an anaerobic pilot study conducted on-site at the Eastman Chemical Company plant located in Sokolov, Czech Republic. One 800 L ADI-Hybrid pilot reactor was operated for 15 months from February 19, 2003 to May 23, 2004, treating selected petrochemical wastewater generated from the two Acrylic Monomers Plants (acrylic acid plants) on site. ...

  • Deployment of biokinetic modeling tools to optimize real time biological wastewater process control in the oil refining industry

    Perhaps no industry has more operationally failing wastewater treatment plants than those deployed in the Oil & Petrochemical market segments. These plants have some of the toughest influent contaminant profiles to treat, and suffer from some of the largest ranges of variation in contaminant loadings. The toughest area of wastewater process control in Oil Refining of course lies in the Biological ...

  • Degrémont Optimizes Environmental Footprint for 60 Water Treatment Plants

    Over the past 10 years, Degrémont and GE (NYSE: GE) have helped more than 60 local municipalities and industries, including refining and petrochemical, save more than 40 billion liters of water with GE’s ZeeWeed* membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. The purified ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Calibration and verification of models of organic carbon removal kinetics in Aerated Submerged Fixed-Bed Biofilm Reactors (ASFBBR): a case study of wastewater from an oil-refinery

    The article presents a case-study on the calibration and verification of mathematical models of organic carbon removal kinetics in biofilm. The chosen Harremöes and Wanner & Reichert models were calibrated with a set of model parameters obtained both during dedicated studies conducted at pilot- and lab-scales for petrochemical wastewater conditions and from the literature. Next, the models were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toxicity reduction using powder activated Carbon

    Petroleum reserves, international politics and economic considerations are driving the domestic petrochemical industry toward heavy and sour crude slates. A consequence of the change is increased concerns related to the wastewater effluent toxicity. In 2005, a powdered activated carbon-activated sludge (PAC-AS) treatment process was installed at a petrochemical facility to reduce whole effluent ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Easy To Integrate: Dezentralised Treatment Of Process Water

    Technical processing systems are some of the most complex industrial plants in existence. In the petrochemical industry, lor example, a great number of chemical products can be manufactured from crude oil and natural gas as a result of chemical-physical processes using such systems. They are designed by special companies, such as the Engineering Division of Linde AG, which having installed over ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Microbial community analysis in the autotrophic denitrification process using spent sulfidic caustic by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of PCR-amplified genes

    Spent sulfidic caustic (SSC) produced from petrochemical plants contains a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide and alkalinity, and some almost non-biodegradable organic compounds such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX). SSC is mainly incinerated with auxiliary fuel, leading to secondary pollution problems. The reuse of this waste is becoming increasingly important from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Industrial applications of new sulphur biotechnology

    The emission of sulphur compounds into the environment is undesirable because of their acidifying characteristics. The processing of sulphidic ores, oil refining and sulphuric acid production are major sources of SO2 emissions. Hydrogen sulphide is emitted into the environment as dissolved sulphide in wastewater or as H2S in natural gas, biogas, syngas or refinery gases. Waste streams containing ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Texas` Oldest Living Reuse System Tells All

    ABSTRACTOdessa initiated reuse of its wastewater effluent in 1949. Over the last 57 years, the program has grown to incorporate industrial, irrigation, and residential customers. Through reuse of the effluent, billions of gallons of water have been conserved for the potable water system. INTRODUCTIONOdessa is a city of approximately 100,000 people located in West Texas. The climate is arid where ...

  • Field-scale application of spent sulfidic caustic as a source of alternative electron donor for autotrophic denitrification

    Biological reuse of spent sulfidic caustic (SSC) originating from oil refineries is a promising method for the petrochemical industry because of low handling cost. SSC typically contains high concentrations of sulfur, with the most dominant sulfur compounds being sulfide (S2−). SSC is also characterized by a high pH and elevated alkalinity up to 5–15% by weight. Because of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dynamic Simulation of Volatile Compound Transient Events at WWTPS

    ABSTRACTTransient or intermittent releases of specific volatile or semi-volatile organic compounds are not managed well by existing predictive fate models such as TOXCHEM+ or Water9 because they are based on steady-state conditions. In this paper, two scenarios for treatment of transient organic compound concentrations are studied using dynamic simulation: ...

  • Case study - Environmentally friendly vapor combustors, flares and incinerators

    Today’s industry requires innovative, cost competitive solutions to meet the ever growing and changing needs in the market. ABUTEC has developed a full line of “Environmentally Friendly” Vapor Combustors, Flares and Incinerators to meet these demands. The HTF (High Temperature Flare) and MTF (Medium Temperature Ground Flare) offer a flexible and scalable solution to clients in a ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

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