WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries
Wastewater Treatment In Oil Refineries

Refineries are among the major consumers of water that has both process and non-process origins. The average refinery requires 2.5 gallons of water for every gallon of crude oil processed. Depending on the type of crude oil, composition of condensate and treatment processes, the characteristics of refinery wastewater varies widely. The design and operation of modern refinery wastewater treatment plants are challenging and are driven by technology. This article will highlight the most common types of waste streams in a refinery and suitable wastewater treatment strategies.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES FOR THE PETROLEUM & REFINING INDUSTRY

  • Capacitance Level Switches Provide Reliable Water/Oil Interface Detection
    Capacitance Level Switches Provide Reliable Water/Oil Interface Detection

    There are a number of point level approaches to measuring the interface between water and oil for water dump control in the oil and gas industry. However, each has disadvantages — manual methods introduce human error, conductivity switches are rendered inaccurate by buildup, and float switches are susceptible to wear and tear. This white paper introduces capacitance level switches as an accurate and reliable alternative for water/oil interface detection.

  • Measuring Flare Gas Within The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
    Measuring Flare Gas Within The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

    Flare gas is the name given to the surplus waste gas produced during the extraction of crude oil and the subsequent refining process.

  • Silver Eagle Refinery Case Study
    Silver Eagle Refinery Case Study North Salt Lake and West Bountiful are home to several large oil refineries. These large plants have several smoke stacks, open burning flares, and round storage tanks.
  • Technology Qualification Of 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors For Deoxygenation Of Low Salinity Water For Polymer Flooding
    Technology Qualification Of 3M Liqui-Cel Membrane Contactors For Deoxygenation Of Low Salinity Water For Polymer Flooding

    The use of low salinity water in Enhanced Oil Recovery processes has been a recent topic of discussion. The potential to increase recovery rates by altering the reservoir characteristic from an oil-wet to a water-wet state, along with potential cost savings, has garnered attention in recent years.

  • Flow Meter Provides Highly Accurate Pipeline Monitoring
    Flow Meter Provides Highly Accurate Pipeline Monitoring

    An Oklahoma refinery required a flow meter for a finished product line leaving the refinery site. When the local Siemens representative visited the site, it was determined there simply wasn’t enough straight run of pipe to install the Siemens clamp-on check meter/interface detector that the company had already standardized on.

  • How To Manage The 4 Water-Based Fluids Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing
    How To Manage The 4 Water-Based Fluids Associated With Hydraulic Fracturing

    The primary fluid used in hydraulic fracturing is water and the completion process can require from 2.75 - 8.25 million gallons per well. This white paper discusses the different water management and instrumentation requirements for controlling and processing drilling mud, hydraulic fracturing fluid, flowback water and produced water.

  • Is My Pump Operating At Its Optimum Rate?
    Is My Pump Operating At Its Optimum Rate?

    An optimized pump and slurry system can make or break a business in the Canadian Oil Sands. Costing up to $100,000 per hour due to lost production, it’s no secret that sites plagued by frequent shutdowns, pump malfunctions, or constant parts replacements struggle to control costs.

  • Flow Switches For Refinery Water / Wastewater Control
    Flow Switches For Refinery Water / Wastewater Control

    To ensure quality production of petroleum-based products in oil refineries, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, heating oil, and byproducts for plastics and a variety of lubricants, operators must establish reliable water monitoring and treatment. There are three refinery process areas that require large amounts of water: cooling water units, desalter units and wastewater treatment plants.

  • Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time
    Oil, Gas And Water In Real Time

    Recently launched by ABB, the VIS (VEGA Isokinetic Sampling) Multi-Phase Flow Meter is the ideal solution for measuring and monitoring flow rates of oil, gas and water close to the wellhead. VIS enables simultaneous measurement of the three different phases with extreme accuracy.

  • Thermal Mass Flow Meter Helps Mud Logging Contractor Meet U.S. EPA Flare Gas Emissions Monitoring Requirements
    Thermal Mass Flow Meter Helps Mud Logging Contractor Meet U.S. EPA Flare Gas Emissions Monitoring Requirements

    Upstream oil/gas production companies around the globe depend on mud logging service companies to analyze mud samples that help them maintain the correct direction for their drilling field operations. In mud logging, samples of rock cuttings from bore holes are brought to the surface by recirculating drilling media (mud) for analysis by a mobile laboratory to determine the lithology and fluid content of the sample.

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT PRODUCTS

AnMBR: Anaerobic Digestion And Membrane Bioreactor Technology Combined AnMBR: Anaerobic Digestion And Membrane Bioreactor Technology Combined

AnMBR is the latest innovation in anaerobic reactor configuration: a combination of anaerobic digestion and membrane bioreactor technology, which concentrates solid digestate without the use of centrifuges or dissolved air flotation (DAF).

QuenchFlow™ QuenchFlow™

Veolia Water Technologies has developed QuenchFlow™, a unique, effective and economical integrated treatment system to clean the contaminated quench water generated from ethylene production operations.

Pesticide Standards For Food And Environmental Analysis Pesticide Standards For Food And Environmental Analysis

Pesticides are usually biological (such as viruses, bacteria, antimicrobials, disinfectants, etc.), chemical substances, or a mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate any pests. Targeted pests include insects, rodents, weed, bacteria, plant pathogens, mollusks, nematodes (roundworms), mold, fungus and microbes that destroy property, cause nuisance, spread disease or are vectors for diseases.

Ozone System For Advanced Water Treatment And Disinfection Ozone System For Advanced Water Treatment And Disinfection

With 1,200 installations worldwide, De Nora Ozone offers a wide range of ozone systems, from small compact units to turnkey plants. Ozone is used for the treatment of municipal drinking water and wastewater; micropollutants; industrial wastewater and process water; advanced oxidation; pools and spas; and biological sludge reduction. Using the strongest natural oxidants, on-site ozone generation does not create a residual biological sub-product, offers quick reaction time, and requires no chemical compounds. De Nora Ozone systems maximize ozone concentration while minimizing energy requirements, working closely with the customer to a provide a tailor-made solution for individual needs. De Nora Ozone has the expertise to ensure you get the most effective technical solution through pilot plants, testing and scale units.

Whittier® High-Rate Downflow Filters Whittier® High-Rate Downflow Filters

Veolia Water Technologies offers a complete line of high-rate downflow filters. We combine innovation with industry expertise to provide economical and effective solutions for a variety of product filtration and water treatment applications. When a high-performance filtration system is needed, Veolia has the design experience to select the proper parameters and operating guidelines to achieve the desired results.

Injection Skids Injection Skids

Mazzei injection systems are designed using the Mazzei’s patented technologies to obtain the most efficient mixing and contacting of air, oxygen, ozone or chemicals into a water stream.

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INDUSTRIAL WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT VIDEOS

  • Aqua Caiman Articulating Rake Screen
    Aqua Caiman Articulating Rake Screen

    The Aqua Caiman™ represents the next generation of multi-rake mechanical bar screens. In designing the screen, Parkson combined over 40 years of experience working on thousands of in-channel screen installations with in-depth market and engineering research. This allowed us to better understand the weaknesses of existing multi-rake and articulating rake screens.

  • Aqua Rhino In-Channel Escalating Screen
    Aqua Rhino In-Channel Escalating Screen

    This video provides a simple overview of the screen’s creation, function, features and benefits. From the beginning, Parkson engineers took it a step further by working with a leading design firm to rethink the industry standard step style screen from the ground up. They reviewed current offerings on the market and improved upon the common weak points. The result is the most durable escalating screen out there – the Aqua Rhino.

  • AWWA: Farm Bill Key In Protecting Drinking Water

    Runoff from farmlands can carry nutrients, insecticides and sediment that impact source water for downstream communities.

  • Robots Might Help Prevent Toxic Mine Spills

    Scientists are developing robots that might someday be able to creep through the pitch-black mines to help prevent spills. A 2015 spill from Colorado’s Gold King Mine unleashed 3 million gallons of water that fouled rivers in three states with toxins.

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  • Can SNOWater Fix Fracking Treatment?
    Can SNOWater Fix Fracking Treatment?

    As the popularity of hydraulic fracturing continues to strain available water supplies, a new technology may be the key to recycling produced water in an affordable way.

  • Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy
    Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  • The Past, Present, And Future Of Fracking
    The Past, Present, And Future Of Fracking

    There is no doubt that the practice of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has completely changed the oil and gas landscape in recent history. There is also no doubt that this is a highly technical process.

  • Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?
    Will Solar Desalination Save Our Water Supplies?

    A $15 million federal, solar desalination funding program seeks to foster a world where utilities and industrial operations have easier access to fresh water.

  • A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water
    A Fouling-Free Filter For Produced Water

    Hydraulic fracturing is a hot-button issue, but no matter where you land you should agree that more efficient produced water filters will go a long way in improving the practice.

  • New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater
    New Study Reveals Gaps In The Methods Used To Assess Chemicals In Oilfield Wastewater

    A new study led by researchers with Colorado School of Mines exposes limitations with the current methods used to detect chemicals in oilfield wastewater and offers solutions to help regulators make better decisions for managing this waste stream.

  • Report Identifies Ways To Reduce Water Contamination From Oil And Gas Development In Texas
    Report Identifies Ways To Reduce Water Contamination From Oil And Gas Development In Texas

    A new report from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) is shedding more light on what we know and don’t know about the potential health and environmental impacts caused by oil and gas development in Texas.

  • How Natural Light Can Separate Oil From Wastewater
    How Natural Light Can Separate Oil From Wastewater

    Researchers at MIT have developed a system that uses visible light to treat produced water, a potential economic and environmental savior for the oil and gas industry.

  • New Report Offers Long-Awaited Answers About Reusing Oil And Gas Industry’s Wastewater
    New Report Offers Long-Awaited Answers About Reusing Oil And Gas Industry’s Wastewater

    A new report from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board’s Produced Water Working Group indicates that oil and gas companies looking for ways to dispose of large volumes of wastewater should focus on recycling those liquids within the oil and gas fields, and not use it for irrigation or other surface applications where human and environmental exposure is a risk.

  • Will Water And Wastewater Treatment In The Oil And Gas Industry Change Under Trump?
    Will Water And Wastewater Treatment In The Oil And Gas Industry Change Under Trump?

    With the change in administration comes a potential paradox for water and wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry: Will increased production accompanied by decreased regulations call for more treatment technology or less? Either way, the market is poised for change.

  • Oil And Water: Lessons For The Water Industry From Oil And Gas
    Oil And Water: Lessons For The Water Industry From Oil And Gas

    As water scarcity continues to be a major, ongoing challenge in the U.S., public and private sector leaders are seeking new insights on sustainable solutions. In this work, they are grappling with challenges on a scale that oil and gas organizations have been confronting for decades now. It’s understandable that stakeholders can get caught up in the tactical side of dealing with water crises — but there is also guidance to be gained by taking a high-level view.

  • The Changing Role Of Infrastructure Within The Oil And Gas Industry
    The Changing Role Of Infrastructure Within The Oil And Gas Industry

    The drop in price of a barrel of oil has had an understandable impact on major projects in the oil and gas industry. Three years ago, with crude trading above $100 a barrel, schedule was the overriding priority. As time delays were equated to lost revenue opportunity, there was less attention paid to the ultimate cost efficiency of a major project.

  • Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives
    Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives

    About 50 percent of the nation’s residents source their fresh water supply from groundwater wells, which have deteriorated throughout the U.S. over the past decade. For shallow wells, severe drought conditions have gradually depleted groundwater levels.

  • Electrocoagulation Provides Economical Solution To Oil And Gas Waste Problem
    Electrocoagulation Provides Economical Solution To Oil And Gas Waste Problem

    A new generation of electrocoagulation-based water treatment has successfully treated wastewater and effluent from a remote onshore natural gas exploration and production project with over three years of continuous operation. To compound the challenges of treating this wastewater and effluent, the unit was required to operate in an extremely environmentally sensitive environment — a pristine tropical rainforest.

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