Investigations on the Use of Different Ceramic Membranes For Efficient Oil-Field Produced Water Treatment

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dc.contributor.author Ebrahimi, Mehrdad
dc.contributor.author Willershausen, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Shams-Ashaghi, Kikavous
dc.contributor.author Engel, Larisa
dc.contributor.author Placido, Laura
dc.contributor.author Mund, Peter
dc.contributor.author Bolduan, Peter
dc.contributor.author Czermak, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-08T15:39:25Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-08T15:39:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3520
dc.description.abstract Efficient performance of the combination of treatment processes for oilfield produced water generated from oil tank dewatering was investigated in the study presented below. By-produced wastewater is generated in significant quantity during exploitation of crude oil and gas from onshore and offshore production operations. This wastewater, commonly referred to as “produced water”, has distinctive characteristics, due to their organic and inorganic compounds. However, these characteristics change from well to well. The treatment process investigated here consists of a pre-treatment step utilizing microfiltration (0.1 and 0.2µm pore size filters) and/or a simulated batch dissolved air flotation (DAF), and a multistage post-treatment step utilizing cross-flow ultra- (0.05µm pore size and 20kDa molecular weight cut-off filters), and nanofiltration (1 and 0.75kDa MWCO filters). Filters used were ceramic membranes. To determine the separation capability of the processes described, various parameters, such as trans-membrane pressure varying from 0.5 to 2 bar, cross-flow velocity in the range of 0.6 to 1.3m/s, influent oil concentration ranging from 32 to 5420 parts per million (ppm) and different membrane cleaning methods used were investigated. The average permeate flux varied from 3.4 to 3300 l/h*m²*bar, total oil removal was up to 99.5% and total organic carbon removal reached 49%. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2009.09.088 en_US
dc.subject Ceramic membrane en_US
dc.subject Oilfield en_US
dc.subject Produced water treatment en_US
dc.subject Microfiltration en_US
dc.subject Ultrafiltration en_US
dc.subject Nanofiltration en_US
dc.subject Simulated flotation en_US
dc.subject Membrane fouling en_US
dc.subject Permeate flux rate en_US
dc.subject Oil removal en_US
dc.title Investigations on the Use of Different Ceramic Membranes For Efficient Oil-Field Produced Water Treatment en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.date.published 2010 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1016/j.desal.2009.09.088 en_US
dc.citation.epage 996 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Desalination en_US
dc.citation.spage 991 en_US
dc.citation.volume 250 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid pczermak en_US
dc.description.version Article (author version)


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