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Title: Taiwan refineries adopt wet-air oxidation to treat spent caustic liquors

Abstract

Wet-air oxidation technology is enabling a petrochemical company in Taiwan to increase production while protecting the environment. This 30-year-old technology has found a new niche at three refineries owned and operated by Chinese Petroleum Corporation to treat spent caustic liquor derived from ethylene production and other sources. Wet-air oxidation destroys sulfides, mercaptans, phenols and other difficult-to-treat pollutants, or converts them to biodegradable constituents. Such highly colored, odorous liquors are not amenable to biological treatment; however, effluent from wet-air oxidation at CPC is water-clear and treated easily by the company's biological wastewater treatment system.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Zimpro Environmental Inc., Rothschild, WI (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5138814
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5138814
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Hazmat World; (United States); Journal Volume: 7:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM REFINERIES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; PHENOLS; OXIDATION; SULFIDES; TAIWAN; THIOLS; CHEMICAL WASTES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; AROMATICS; ASIA; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHINA; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; ISLANDS; MANAGEMENT; NONRADIOACTIVE WASTES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; WASTES 020800* -- Petroleum-- Waste Management

Citation Formats

Ellis, C.E. Taiwan refineries adopt wet-air oxidation to treat spent caustic liquors. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Ellis, C.E. Taiwan refineries adopt wet-air oxidation to treat spent caustic liquors. United States.
Ellis, C.E. Tue . "Taiwan refineries adopt wet-air oxidation to treat spent caustic liquors". United States. doi:.
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title = {Taiwan refineries adopt wet-air oxidation to treat spent caustic liquors},
author = {Ellis, C.E.},
abstractNote = {Wet-air oxidation technology is enabling a petrochemical company in Taiwan to increase production while protecting the environment. This 30-year-old technology has found a new niche at three refineries owned and operated by Chinese Petroleum Corporation to treat spent caustic liquor derived from ethylene production and other sources. Wet-air oxidation destroys sulfides, mercaptans, phenols and other difficult-to-treat pollutants, or converts them to biodegradable constituents. Such highly colored, odorous liquors are not amenable to biological treatment; however, effluent from wet-air oxidation at CPC is water-clear and treated easily by the company's biological wastewater treatment system.},
doi = {},
journal = {Hazmat World; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 7:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1994},
month = {Tue Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1994}
}