Wastewater Management in Petroleum Refineries - 4C Conference

Wastewater Management in Petroleum Refineries


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Training Classes

This workshop will cover topics on wastewater sources and treatment technologies of a typical petroleum refinery. Wastewater characteristics will be explained based on fundamental concepts of chemistry and microbiology. This will provide the foundation for discussions on treatment technologies. The impacts of types of crudes and their processing steps in typical refinery operation will be discussed in detail. Working principles of various treatment technologies will be supplemented by case studies and troubleshooting guidelines.  Attendees will be engineers, mid-level managers and operators of refineries and engineering & consulting firms. They will benefit from this workshop in understanding characterization; oil/solids removal; equalization; biological treatment; biological solids separation; selenium control and water reuse. It will be an interactive session where the participants will have ample opportunities to engage in discussions and network during breaks (including lunch break) and at the end of presentations.

Speaker Time Topic
Gerald Seidl, Senior VP, Headworks International, Inc. 8:00-8:10am Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
Dr. Somnath Basu, VP of Global Process Engineering & Chief Technology Officer, Headworks International, Inc 8:10-8:55am Overview of Wastewater Generation, Collection and Overall Treatment Systems
Dr. Robert S. Reimers, Professor Emeritus, Tulane University 8:55-9:40am Chemistry and Characteristics of Refinery Wastewater
Dr. Charles J. Werth, Professor Emeritus, Texas University (Austin) 9:40-10:20am Primary and Secondary Oil-Water and Solids Separation
Dr. Paul Sun, Headworks International and Ex Shell Houston 10:20-11:20am Biological Wastewater Treatment and Secondary Solid-Liquid Separation
Dr. Charles Meyer, Shell Oil Co. Houston, Texas 11:20-12:00pm Risk-based Assessment of Refinery Effluent discharge to Surface Waters
Dr. Davis Ford, Independent Consultant, Austin, Texas 12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break and Discussions
Dr. Somnath Basu and

Dr. Paul Sun

1:00-1:45pm Selenium Control from Treated Refinery Effluent
Ben Freeman and Shil Basu, Memstar USA, Conroe, Texas 1:45-2:30pm Membrane Processes for Reuse Applications
Dr. Paul Sun 2:30-3:15pm Reuse Case Studies in Petroleum Industry
Gerald Seidl and Dr. Davis Ford 3:15-4:00pm Discussion and Questions/Answers

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