Often there is a need for quick field measurement of gas condensate concentration in produced water, such as when performing process optimization, water treatment verification, as well as routine process monitoring. Rigorous laboratory analysis methods such as gravimetric oil & grease measurements or gas chromatographic methods are not sufficiently sensitive to process changes and/or do not provide the required quick turnaround.
Various processes onboard ships, such as machinery wash-down, maintenance, and leakage, generate oily wastewater. This contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship. Marine diesel, lubricating oils, grease, as well as other contaminated water flow collects in the bilge of the ship.
A Califonia refinery produces xylene for use as a commercial product and a precursor for petrochemical manufacturing. A primary component to the products of xylene is the isolation and purification of the chemical from a complex mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons.
Hydroelectric dams produce electric power by harnessing the force of the water flowing through the dam. There are numerous sources for oil spillage: The hydroelectric turbines are lubricated by lubrication oils, The very large water control valves are normally hydraulic powered and are lubricated with various greases and oils, Vehicles including fork lifts, trucks, etc, can spill oils and fuels.
A paper plant in the Eastern United States uses 500 gallons per minute filtered pond water for cooling lubricating oil in its paper line. The resulting warmed water is diverted to an onsite pond.
A wastewater treatment company operated an oil/water separation facility on a multi-acre industrial site in Northern California. Its purpose was to recycle oil products for profit while at the same time providing a wastewater treatment service for industries based in Northern California.
A municipal power plant in the southern United States operates more than 10 stationary power plant engines capable of producing 52 megawatts of electric power. The plant is part of a larger statewide power grid system.
A plant located in the eastern United States manufactures phenolic resin for applications in plastics molding. This plant uses well water for cooling its reaction process and then discharges the water into a local creek.
In 2012 a large refinery in New South Wales came to a realisation – it needed to convert to a fuel tank farm and subsequently reduce staffing levels. Such a significant change would inevitably lead to the challenge of upgrading its fire protection and detection systems, to allow the site to become more automated and responsive in emergency situations.
Power plants and paper mills use service water loops and mill water loops respectively for the cooling of lubricating, hydraulic, turbine and transformer oil. These cooling systems feature large, recirculating volumes of water which are treated with biocides, dispersants, and corrosion inhibitors.