Why do not choose plain sailing? The new acid sludge thermal treatment technology
Acid sludge (also referred to acid tar) is one of the main type of oil refining industry waste. It is formed by the purification of petroleum products, apparatuses and tanks by concentrated sulfuric acid. Refinery acid sludge is highly viscous tar-like mass that contains heavy hydrocarbons, sulfuric acid and water.
The sludge is accumulated in special ponds close to major refineries. These ponds are designed only for temporary storage of hazardous waste, where it is dragged on for decades. The further existence of acid ponds will lead to environmental disaster, so in recent years around the world it is being actively seeking for effective solutions to neutralize the acid tars and restoration of disturbed lands.
Due to the urgency of the problem, the company IPEC, which is a part of Safe Technologies Industrial Group, has offered its own technology for acid sludge disposal. In September 2014 by order of the Omsk lubricants plant (Gazpromneft- Lubricants LTD) IPEC held its first acid tars into synthetic oil equipment trial.
The article WHY DO NOT CHOOSE PLAIN SAILING? THE NEW ACID SLUDGE THERMAL TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY was published in the magazine EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES OF WASTE TREATMENT № 1,2015.
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