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Main Title Amoco-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pollution Prevention Project, Yorktown, Virginia: Surface Water Data.
Author Baloo, S. ;
CORP Author Amoco Oil Co., Naperville, IL.;Amoco Corp./Environmental Protection Agency, Yorktown, VA. Pollution Prevention Project.
Publisher Aug 91
Year Published 1991
Stock Number PB92-228584
Additional Subjects Volatile organic compounds ; Petroleum refining ; Pollution prevention ; Monitoring ; Surface waters ; Drainage ; Water flow ; Oils ; Greases ; Phenols ; Ammonia ; Metals ; Brines ; Industrial waste treatment ; Waste water ; Concentration(Composition) ; Performance evaluation ; Yorktown(Virginia) ; Organic loadings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-228584 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/23/1993
Collation 174p
The report summarizes the surface water sampling program at the Amoco Refinery at Yorktown, Virginia. This was undertaken as a part of the joint project between Amoco Corporation and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to review pollution prevention alternatives at a petroleum refinery. The surface water data provides a snapshot of surface water pollutant generation and discharge from the refinery. Different process units contribute to the total wastewater flow of 460 GPM in the refinery. Water in the ditch system, which is non-process water, is free of organic contamination. Oil and grease, phenols, ammonia and sulfides are the significant components measured in the process wastewater. The concentrations of organics in most water streams leaving the individual process units are relatively low, in the 1-5 parts per million (ppm) range. A few individual streams such as the crude desalter brine and tank water draws have high pollutant loadings. Concentrations of metals in the refinery wastewater are very low. The wastewater treatment plant is very effective in reducing the pollutant loading in the water with overall removal efficiencies greater than 99% for most organics and inorganics.