SOLVENT EXTRACTION OF REFINERY WASTES RATES EPA BDAT

01/07/1991
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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