Refinery Waste Articles

  • Helium Shortage – has the balloon gone up?

    Throughout 2014 an international helium shortage was causing major supply disruptions around the globe. Many customers in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, commercial diving, science, defence and the semiconductor industry were struggling to find reliable sources at any price. And despite the 2013 US Government’s Helium Stewardship Act, the market was ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Texas Superfund Case Study

    The site is a former refinery that occupied approximately 64 acres of land in West Texas. Refinery operations produced all grades of gasoline, tractor fuels, diesel, distillate products, and fuel oils and operated between 1939 and 1954. As a result of past waste management practices, releases to soils and ultimately ground water occurred, resulting in the formation of a dissolved-phase benzene ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Oil refinery vapour gas case study

    1.0 Evaluation of Refinery Gases Various refinery gases are generated in the process of oil refining. These vary, depending upon the type of crude oil being distilled, such as Reduced Crude distillation, or Naphtha cracker. For the purposes of this case study the description and range of refinery gases are those gases produced from refining Crude Oil and Reduced Crude only. Crude ...

  • 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

  • Case Study: Contract Title - PSC

    Contract Location: Norco, Louisiana Contract Start Date: 9/3/2008 Contract Finish Date: 10/14/2009 Quantity Treated (m3): >35,000 tons Treatment Method: Thermal Desorption Rate of Treatment (m3/hr): 2.5 to 3.5 tons per hour Working Hours per Day: 24 Working Days per Week: 5 Project Description: RLC Technologies was contracted by PSC to ...


    By RLC Technologies, Inc.

  • Pre–treatment of refinery spent caustic by Fenton's reaction

    Experimental results for applying Fenton oxidation as a pre–treatment method for spent caustic are presented. A combination of dilution and Fenton's reaction is proposed as a method for reduction of total COD and total phenols in spent caustics. This approach was used to obtain a decrease in total phenols from 5,200 mg/L to less than 130 mg/L. The greatest removal occurred within a pH range of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Refinery remediation: fuel recovery and recycling

    Introduction The site is a former refinery that occupied approximately 64 acres of land in West Texas. Refinery operations produced all grades of gasoline, tractor fuels, diesel, distillate products, and fuel oils and operated between 1939 and 1954. As a result of past waste management practices, releases to soils and ultimately ground water occurred, resulting in the formation of a ...

  • Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminants from oil lagoons and refinery waste - case study

    In 2007 econ delivered an indirectly heated thermal desorption plant to a client in Kuwait. The plant is de-signed to treat various types of waste with hydrocarbon contaminant content. In particular refinery waste, oil lagoons and down hole drilling waste. The aim is to recover the waste hydrocarbons from the soil/sand and remediate the lagoons of their contaminants.  Due to the natural ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • A matter of refinement

    With over 1.2-billion litres of finished lubricants sold in Canada each year, the environmental importance of managing the associated waste stream is significant. Used oil, if not handled properly, can result in contamination and major environmental damage. In fact, according to Alice Chung, regional manager in charge of Newalta's North Vancouver facility (one of only two used oil re-refineries ...

  • Green supply chain parameters for a Canadian petroleum refinery company

    This research studies environment dimensions of Canadian petroleum refinery companies. It proposes an analysis of the supply chain and focuses on specific actions related to the following: reduction of contaminants; analysis of the operations process; development of parameters and characteristics that can evolve into a benchmarking system for measuring greenness efforts of petroleum refineries. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The MACT for petroleum refinery FCCs is a fraud!

    This paper is a continuation of the author's research on the MACT regulation for abating pollution from Petroleum Refinery FCCs in the US. This paper highlights the flaws in the recently promulgated MACT for NSPS and non-NSPS FCC units. It details the inadequacies and the potential for perversity in the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that are an integral part of the FCC MACT. It ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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