International Sugar Journal

Novel process to purify water generated during the oil refining and extraction process [Registered]

Every day in the United States, 9.5 billion litres of water is produced as a by-product of oil refinery and extraction. This water is deemed unsafe for household and commercial use by the US Environmental Protection Agency because of remaining contaminants. While treatments are available, they are expensive, energy intensive and still don’t remove all traces of contaminants from the water. Researchers at Purdue University have now developed a new process that can remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water.

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