Mechanisms and process selection criteria for waste water treatment in petroleum production

M. R. Islam, A. Chakma

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Abstract

In petroleum production operations a large amount of waste water needs to be treated before disposal to meet environmental regulations. Fundamental mechanisms involved in the treatment of produced water are described for some of the important processes available including carbon adsorption, polymer flotation, wet oxidation and air stripping. These processes are compared in terms of their effectiveness as well as economics. It is shown that traditional waste water treatment processes such as granular activated carbon adsorption, even though effective in reducing the TOC level, is more expensive to operate than the newer processes described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Technical Meeting, ATM 1989
PublisherPetroleum Society of Canada (PETSOC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781555634995
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Annual Technical Meeting of the Petroleum Society of CIM, PETSOC ATM 1989 - Banff, Canada
Duration: 28 May 198931 May 1989

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Meeting, ATM 1989

Conference

Conference40th Annual Technical Meeting of the Petroleum Society of CIM, PETSOC ATM 1989
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityBanff
Period28/05/8931/05/89

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