European refineries separating more oils from wastewater

Although surveyed Western European refinery throughputs increased by more than 10% between 1993 and 1997, the ratio of oil discharged to the amount of oil processed fell. Total quantity of oil discharged in 1997 is 42% less than that in 1993. The total volume of effluent discharged from tracked refineries has remained relatively constant. The combination of a reduction of oil discharged and a constant effluent volume suggests that the efficiency of the effluent purification has improved. About 88% of refineries surveyed include biological treatment in their wastewater-treatment facilities. These are the results of a study by Concawe (Conservation of Clean Air & Water, Eur...

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