Laurence R. Poche BP Oil Co. Belle Chasse, La. Richard E. Derby, David R. Wagner BP Research Warrensville, Ohio Solvent extraction for treating refinery sludge has been successfully demonstrated on a commercial scale at BP Oil Co.'s Alliance refinery at Belle Chasse, La. The BP Oil solvent extraction process was developed to provide a cost-effective oily waste recycling process as an alternative to incineration. Data from this operation were submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and became a factor in EPA's decision to designate solvent extraction as a best demonstrated available technology (BDAT) treatment op...

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