Treatment of Produced Waters Using a Surfactant Modified Zeolite/Vapor Phase Bioreactor System

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This report summarizes work performed on this project from April 2005 through September 2005. In previous work, a series of laboratory scale experiments were conducted to determine the feasibility of using a SMZ system coupled with a VPB to remove and ultimately destroy the organic pollutants found in produced water. Based on the laboratory scale data, a field test of the process was conducted at the McGrath Salt Water Disposal facility in July and August of 2005. The system performed well over repeated feed and regeneration cycles demonstrating the viability of the process for long term operation. Of the BTEX ... continued below

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Kwon, Soondong; Darby, Elaine B.; Chen, Li-Jung; Katz, Lynn E.; Kinney, Kerry A.; Bowman, R. S. et al. September 11, 2005.

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This report summarizes work performed on this project from April 2005 through September 2005. In previous work, a series of laboratory scale experiments were conducted to determine the feasibility of using a SMZ system coupled with a VPB to remove and ultimately destroy the organic pollutants found in produced water. Based on the laboratory scale data, a field test of the process was conducted at the McGrath Salt Water Disposal facility in July and August of 2005. The system performed well over repeated feed and regeneration cycles demonstrating the viability of the process for long term operation. Of the BTEX components present in the produced water, benzene had the lowest adsorption affinity for the SMZ and thus controlled the sorption cycle length. Regeneration of the SMZ using air sparging was found to be sufficient in the field to maintain the SMZ adsorption capacity and to allow continuous operation of the system. As expected, the BTEX concentrations in the regeneration off gas stream were initially very high in a given regeneration cycle. However, a granular activated carbon buffering column placed upstream of the VPB reduced the peak BTEX concentrations to acceptable levels for the VPB. In this way, the VPB was able to maintain stable performance over the entire SMZ regeneration period despite the intermittent nature of the feed.

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  • Grant Number: FC26-02NT15461
  • DOI: 10.2172/898782 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc887594

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Kwon, Soondong; Darby, Elaine B.; Chen, Li-Jung; Katz, Lynn E.; Kinney, Kerry A.; Bowman, R. S. et al. Treatment of Produced Waters Using a Surfactant Modified Zeolite/Vapor Phase Bioreactor System, report, September 11, 2005; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc887594/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.