Minimizing Fresh And Wastewater Using Water Pinch Technique In Petrochemical Industries

W. Mughees, M. Al-Ahmad, M. Naeem
2013 Zenodo  
This research involves the design and analysis of pinch-based water/wastewater networks to minimize water utility in the petrochemical and petroleum industries. A study has been done on Tehran Oil Refinery to analyze feasibilities of regeneration, reuse and recycling of water network. COD is considered as a single key contaminant. Amount of freshwater was reduced about 149m3/h (43.8%) regarding COD. Re-design (or retrofitting) of water allocation in the networks was undertaken. The results were
more » ... analyzed through graphical method and mathematical programming technique which clearly demonstrated that amount of required water would be determined by mass transfer of COD.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1335931 fatcat:ynvrxltffzbp7ddogjdgyvlovy