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Main Title Waste Survey Report. Buffalo Refinery, Socony Mobil Oil Company, Buffalo, New York.
Author Anderson., H. A. ;
CORP Author Public Health Service, Buffalo, N. Y. I. J. C. Field Unit
Year Published 1956
Stock Number PB-260 329
Additional Subjects Buffalo(New York) ; Niagara River ; Oil pollution control ; Industrial wastes ; Oil water separators ; Petroleum refineries ; Waste water reuse ; Water pollution control ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-260 329 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 17p
The current quantity of wastes in refinery effluent pertinent to water pollution problems of the Niagara River area is investigated as a part of the water pollution abatement program by the N.Y. Water Pollution Control Board. Wastes from the refinery are segregated and discharged to the Buffalo River through three oil separators. Chlorides and sediment-oil water emulsion in the crude oil are removed by injecting a caustic demulsifier and treated water into the crude oil, preheating, and settling. Water containing 4 to 5 ppm of oil is rejected to waste. Data indicates a significant reduction in quantity of oil discharged; however, oil films on the river indicate greater than desirable quantities of oil continue to enter the river from some source.