November 2006

Bonus Report: Water Management

Improve oily wastewater treatment

Innovative methods meet challenges to pretreat and dispose of process wastewater properly

Schultz, T. E., Siemens Water Technologies

Around the world, the treatment requirements for wastewater generated in petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants are becoming increasingly complex. These innovative wastewater treatment (WWT) systems are driven by a combination of increasingly strict discharge requirements and the need to reuse wastewater (motivated by extreme water shortages and high costs of fresh water). Due to tighter wastewater discharge requirements and the urgency for alternative water supplies, the hydrocarbon processing industry is applying advanced and more complex wastewater treatment technologies. However, many innovative technologies, such as biological treatment systems, membrane systems and deionization

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