Waste Management in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries

Waste Management in the Chemical and Petroleum Industries

Author(s): Alireza Bahadori

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013 08:41PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118731758

Online ISBN: 9781118731741

DOI: 10.1002/9781118731741

About this Book

The global chemical and petroleum industries have always had the challenge of disposing of chemical wastes, by-products, and residuals, but with traditional techniques such as deep well injection and incineration proving flawed, the need for disposal by legal, safe and economically effective means has never been greater. Increasingly, the need to produce without pollution is the preferred model for industry, and the strategy of waste minimization is seen as the best way forward. This is particularly relevant in the petrochemical and chemical industries, where large quantities of hazardous and toxic wastes are produced which can pose formidable disposal problems.

Covering the essentials of treatment, recovery and disposal of waste, as well as the requirements for process design and engineering of equipment and facilities in the chemical and petroleum industries, this book includes chapters on: 

  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Physical Unit Operations
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Biological Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment in Unconventional Oil and Gas Industries
  • Wastewater Sewer Systems
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal

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