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Main Title Land treatment of petroleum refinery sludges /
Author Streebin, L. E. ; Robertson, J. M. ; Schornick, H. M. ; Bowen, P. T. ; Bagawandoss, K. M.
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Author Title of a Work
Streebin, Leale E.
CORP Author Oklahoma Univ., Norman. School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number PB85-148708; EPA-600/2-84-193
Stock Number PB85-148708
OCLC Number 26532538
Subjects Petroleum refineries--Waste disposal--United States ; Petroleum--Biodegradation--United States ; Land treatment of wastewater ; Petroleum refineries--United States--Waste disposal ; Petroleum--United States--Biodegradation
Additional Subjects Petroleum industry ; Sludge disposal ; Refineries ; Crude oil ; Fuel oil ; Solid waste disposal ; Biodeterioration ; Sites ; Leaching ; Industrial wastes ; Soils ; Land disposal ; Heavy metals
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-84-193 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/07/2022
NTIS  PB85-148708 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Petroleum API Separator sludge was applied to field plots to evaluate optimization of loading rates and frequencies for waste disposal by land treatment. Loading rates 3 to 13 weight percent and frequencies 1 to 12, respectively, per year were studied over an 18 month period. Total oil losses were proportional to the amount applied and averaged 54 percent over the study period. Saturates fraction loss was highest followed by aromatics, polars, and asphaltenes. Volatile losses were substantial at application, but relatively small over the long-term. Biodegradation of the oil followed first order kinetics with a rate coefficient of 0.003/day. Heavy metals were immobile in the top 30 cm zone of incorporation. Facility design factors are discussed relating to field equipment operation, oil percolation prevention, runoff control, and proper tillings.
"Nov. 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-193." "PB85-148708."