Oil production is water dependent – plain and simple. Biofeedstocks need water for growth and crude oil needs water for drilling, extraction and conversion. Beyond oil, water is a critical utility at all process plants. It serves as both a heating and cooling medium.
Another plain and simple fact – water is a limited resource. The need to conserve water (and energy) and tap alternative methods such as steam condensate reuse, treated process water recycling and the use of produced water re-injection for oil recovery is encouraged.
However, managing industrial water quality has never been more complicated or more expensive. Insufficient water quality quickly leads to costly issues: boiler corrosion, biological treatment overload, chemical over usage, or scrapped product. In recent years, TOC analysis has become accepted in the industry as the standard method to determine contamination in waters, to control processes, to prevent product losses and to minimize waste.
eHandbook: Consider These Water Best Practices
At Chemical Processing, we strive to help you make your plants as efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and economically competitive as possible. Addressing water concerns is at the top of that list. Compiled by the editors and gathered all together here in one convenient eBook, you'll learn the following:
• 8 tips to save energy in water systems
• Reasons to consider polymer piping
• Two-stage technique to tackle TOC analysis challenges