Emerging technologies and approaches to minimize discharges into Lake Michigan Phase 2, Module 3 report.

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Purdue University Calumet (Purdue) and Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) have conducted an independent study to identify deployable technologies that could help the BP Whiting Refinery, and other petroleum refineries, meet future wastewater discharge limits. This study has been funded by BP. Each organization tested a subset of the target technologies and retains sole responsibility for its respective test design and implementation, quality assurance and control, test results obtained from each of the technologies, and corresponding conclusions and recommendations. This project was divided in two phases and modules. This report summarizes the work conducted by Argonne in Phase II Module 3 ... continued below

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Negri, M. C.; Gillenwater, P. & Urgun Demirtas, M. (Energy Systems) May 11, 2011.

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Purdue University Calumet (Purdue) and Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) have conducted an independent study to identify deployable technologies that could help the BP Whiting Refinery, and other petroleum refineries, meet future wastewater discharge limits. This study has been funded by BP. Each organization tested a subset of the target technologies and retains sole responsibility for its respective test design and implementation, quality assurance and control, test results obtained from each of the technologies, and corresponding conclusions and recommendations. This project was divided in two phases and modules. This report summarizes the work conducted by Argonne in Phase II Module 3 (Bench Scale Testing). Other Modules are discussed elsewhere (Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase 2, Modules 1-3 Report, April 2011, prepared for BP Americas by the Argonne - Purdue Task Force). The goal of this project was to identify and assess available and emerging wastewater treatment technologies for removing mercury and vanadium from the Whiting Refinery wastewater and to conduct bench-scale tests to provide comparable, transparent, and uniform results across the broad range of technologies tested. After the bench-scale testing phase, a previously developed decision matrix was refined and applied by Argonne to process and review test data to estimate and compare the preliminary performance, engineering configuration, preliminary cost, energy usage, and waste generation of technologies that were shown to be able to remove Hg and/or V to below the target limit at the bench scale. The data were used as the basis to identify the best candidates for further testing at the bench or pilot scale on a slip stream of effluent to lake (ETL) or clarifier effluent (CE) at the Whiting Refinery to determine whether future limits could be met and to generate other pertinent data for scale-up and sustainability evaluation. As a result of this technology assessment, Argonne identified several technologies that, at the bench-scale, could achieve the targeted performance for the removal of mercury and vanadium. A subset of those technologies were recommended for further testing either at the bench scale or at the pilot scale to determine whether future discharge limits could be met at the pilot-scale. The objectives of this project module are to: (1) Test at the bench-scale a subset of the technologies previously identified in Module 1 for the removal of target heavy metals down to 1.3 ppt Hg and 280 ppb V; (2) Review and process bench-scale test results on the basis of the end-point performance measures matrix to determine preliminary comparative performance, cost-effectiveness, and potential engineering configuration of tested technologies; (3) Assess the technological feasibility and readiness of the identified technologies for implementation at the Whiting Refinery; and (4) Select technically and economically feasible mercury- and vanadium-removal technologies and vendors to be recommended for pilot-scale testing at the Whiting Refinery.

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  • Report No.: ANL-11/13
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-06CH11357
  • DOI: 10.2172/1013336 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1013336
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc846985

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Negri, M. C.; Gillenwater, P. & Urgun Demirtas, M. (Energy Systems). Emerging technologies and approaches to minimize discharges into Lake Michigan Phase 2, Module 3 report., report, May 11, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc846985/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.