Refinery Wastewater Articles

  • Tower Packing Basic Considerations

    Manufacturing process turn raw materials into useful products, however, some of the by-products of manufacturing are harmful to the environment. The presence of hundreds of potentially toxic chemical substances in the environment is known as chemical pollution. These pollutants contaminate the water, soil, air, and food. Manufacturing plants, refineries, and wastewater treatment facilities rely ...


    By Kimre Inc.

  • How has UF Water Treatment Systems Assisted Oil/Gas Companies

    In the oil and gas industry, water and wastewater treatment comes into play in mining operations and refineries. UF water treatment systems are used in tertiary process applications in these industries to assist oil/gas operators and oil/gas refineries to obtain suitable water for produced water reuse for fracking operations or sustainable discharge. Mining for oil happens both on and off-shore. ...

  • Updated aeration at Oil refinery - Case study

    Fluence combined its original TWISTER aerators at a Mexican oil refinery with new units featuring updated engineering When a large oil refinery in Mexico needed to improve its wastewater treatment, it awarded Fluence the contract to update its original treatment system. Background Pemex Petrochemical operates one of the largest oil refineries in southern Mexico. Early in 2002, the refinery ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Electrocoagulation Provides an Economical Produced Water Solution to Oil & Gas Companies

    Oil and natural gas are considered valuable resources all across the globe. The number of products made from these two materials is impressive and our lives would be very different without them. Production of these products begins with locating the underground sources of crude oil. These deep well sources are then mined to extract the oil and gas materials. Afterward, these raw materials are sent ...

  • Benefits of Electrocoagulation for Remediation of Refinery Wastewater

    Refinery Wastewater: Benefits of Remediation by Electrocoagulation Crude oil is a fossil fuel formed from long-dead organisms subjected to intense heat and pressure underground. This resource is the main ingredient in the production of gasoline, diesel fuel, lubricants, kerosene, propane, and asphalt. All of these products can be made in a single refinery through a complex branching series of ...

  • Water Use and Reuse in Petroleum Refining

    Refineries can be like cities, and opportunities for water reuse abound, from recycling of process water to sewage Although the water requirements of oil exploration make water reuse a hot topic for the upstream petroleum industry — the exploration and production end — there are significant opportunities for reuse downstream, which includes refining. Petroleum refineries are ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • NCRA optimizes environmental performance and standardizes data and tasks - Case Study

    The open architecture and flexibility of the Enviance solution allowed NCRA to track a variety of environmental requirements without having to make extensive changes to its work processes. NCRA refines, transports, and stores crude oil and petroleum in the North Central region of the United States. The organization deals with everything from trucking crude oil to the refinery, to ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • The pilot plant for the INTEGROIL project, built and in operation

    The aim of the European INTEGROIL project, coordinated by ACCIONA Agua, is to develop a new integrated solution for the treatment of industrial wastewater of complex composition, with the final goal of fostering its reuse. For that purpose, a modular pilot plant comprising several technologies and controlled by an innovative decision support system has been constructed. The individual prototypes ...


    By Likuid Nanotek S.L.

  • BION SORB MAX - New product release

    Ready to roll! BION proudly presents BION® SORB MAX. A new formula developed and produced fully in-house. BION is the first company that manufactures spheres in Europe and the First World manufacturer of both extruded pellets & spheres. BION converts harmful gases from the air into harmless materials that are trapped inside our media products. BION® SORB MAX is a new ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • How chemical treatment programmes can help to boost the efficiency of wastewater treatment

    Ipek Ozturk, Product Manager Wastewater of Kurita Europe, explains how chemical treatment programmes can help to boost the efficiency of wastewater treatment. Successful wastewater treatment is crucial for the smooth operation of refineries and petrochemical plants. A clever chemical treatment programme is able to increase the ratio of water recycling, yielding in water savings, and thus ...


    By Kurita

  • Meeting the Limits in Egypt - Case Study

    Location: Egypt Owner: Nasr Petroleum Co. Designer: Genesis Water Technologies Inc. Contractors: Genesis Water Technologies local consortium Manufacturers: Vaughn Pumps, Atlas Copco, Primozone Cost: $14 million Size: 3,100 gpm At a petrochemical refining plant in Egypt, operators sought a means to treat wastewater to improve chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand ...

  • Business Intelligence: Use as Directed

    There is hope for Business Intelligence (BI) in Industrial Sales and Marketing. Not only for our industrial customers, but for ourselves. As companies selling to industrial clients, we are eager to add more value and help our customers achieve operational excellence. However, as purveyors of business intelligence (BI) solutions, we don’t necessarily follow our own ...


    By FirmoGraphs, LLC

  • Efficient high strength petrochemical wastewater treatment in a hybrid vertical anaerobic biofilm (HyVAB) reactor: a pilot study

    Performance of a pilot scale Hybrid Vertical Anaerobic Biofilm (HyVAB) reactor treating petrochemical refinery wastewater is presented here. The reactor is an integration of a bottom anaerobic sludge bed and a top aerobic biofilm stage and was operated continuously for 92 days at 21 ± 2 °C. Wastewater was fed continuously to the reactor with step flow increases reducing hydraulic retention ...


    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.

  • Evaluating photo-degradation of COD and TOC in petroleum refinery wastewater by using TiO2/ZnO photo-catalyst

    The aim of this study is to investigate the performance of combined solar photo-catalyst of titanium oxide/zinc oxide (TiO2/ZnO) with aeration processes to treat petroleum wastewater. Central composite design with response surface methodology was used to evaluate the relationships between operating variables for TiO2 dosage, ZnO dosage, air flow, pH, and reaction time to identify the optimum ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MBBR system performance improvement for petroleum hydrocarbon removal using modified media with activated carbon

    Moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) system has a successful operation in the treatment of different types of wastewater. Since the media, i.e. the place of growth and formation of biofilm, play the main role in the treatment in this system, MBBR systems were operated in the present research with modified Bee-cell media. Activated carbon granules of almond or walnut shells were placed in media ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ozone Based AOP process for refractory COD reduction in industrial waster water

    Introduction In recent years improvements in ozone based advanced oxidation technology efficiencies have lowered capital and operating expenses, improving the viability of the use of ozone as the main oxidant. An investigation into alternatives for refractory COD removal which is economically attractive and do not produce sludge lead to an evaluation of ozone based advanced oxidation processes ...


    By ESCO International (EI)

  • Adsorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from wastewater by using silica-based organic–inorganic nanohybrid material

    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of priority pollutants, which are classified as persistent hazardous contaminants. Herein, the adsorption of three PAHs, naphthalene (NAP), acenaphthylene (ACN), and phenanthrene (PHN), from wastewater onto NH2-SBA-15 organic–inorganic nanohybrid material as a function of pH of the media (2–10), sorbent dosage (0.5–3.5 g ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removal of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater through adsorption on modified activated carbon

    The adsorption of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater on a chemically modified activated carbon (MAC) was investigated. The modification technique (nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide and thermal modification) enhanced the removal capacity of carbon and therefore decreases cost-effective removal of sulfide from refinery wastewater. Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics data were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An integrated approach for source contribution estimation: a case study

    The efficiency of the CMB model for source contribution estimate is determined by the availability of accurate source profiles and therefore its use is limited when source profiles are not known. In this study the source contribution estimate of ambient VOC was carried out using the CMB model with the source profiles obtained from the PMF model. The PMF model fitted the monitored dataset very ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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