SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE RESOURCES RECOVERY FROM OIL REFINERY SLUDGE

SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE RESOURCES RECOVERY FROM OIL REFINERY SLUDGE

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14789
Amount: $49,724.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 126, Bowling Green, OH, 43402
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Albert Calderon
 Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (419) 354-4632
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PETROLEUM REFINERIES ARE UNAVOIDABLY GENERATING WASTE STREAMS OF OIL SLUDGE IN THE AMOUNT OF APPROXIMATELY 30,000 TONS PER YEAR PER REFINERY. THE WASTE STREAM COMPRISES SEDIMENT FROM STORAGE TANKS, BOTTOMS FROM DISTILLATION UNITS, SPENT CATALYST, AND WASTE WATER. DISPOSAL OF THIS REFINERY SLUDGE IS A CHALLENGE TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. CALDERON ENERGY COMPANY OF BOWLING GREEN, INC., BELIEVES IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO CONFIRM THE FEASIBILITY OF RECOVERING CLEAN ENERGY FROM REFINERY SLUDGE IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE MANNER BY MIXING IT WITH THE BITUMINOUS COAL BEING PROCESSED THROUGH THE CALDERON COAL CONVERSION SYSTEM PROCESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT (PDU) NOW IN OPERATION IN ALLIANCE,OHIO. BY MEASURING AND ANALYZING THE COAL AND SLUDGE ENTERING, AND PRODUCTS, BYPRODUCTS, AND EMISSIONS LEAVING THE PDU, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: (1) CONVERSION OF REFINERY SLUDGE TO A VALUABLE BYPRODUCT, (2) MEETING EPA REGULATIONS FOR SOLID, LIQUID, AND GASEOUS EMISSIONS, AND (3) OPTIMIZATION OF THE PROCESS FOR PHASE II AND COLLECTION OF ACCURATE CAPITAL AND OPERATING COST DATA. PETROLEUM REFINERIES ARE UNAVOIDABLY GENERATING WASTE STREAMS OF OIL SLUDGE IN THE AMOUNT OF APPROXIMATELY 30,000 TONS PER YEAR PER REFINERY. THE WASTE STREAM COMPRISES SEDIMENT FROM STORAGE TANKS, BOTTOMS FROM DISTILLATION UNITS, SPENT CATALYST, AND WASTE WATER. DISPOSAL OF THIS REFINERY SLUDGE IS A CHALLENGE TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. CALDERON ENERGY COMPANY OF BOWLING GREEN, INC., BELIEVES IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO CONFIRM THE FEASIBILITY OF RECOVERING CLEAN ENERGY FROM REFINERY SLUDGE IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE MANNER BY MIXING IT WITH THE BITUMINOUS COAL BEING PROCESSED THROUGH THE CALDERON COAL CONVERSION SYSTEM PROCESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT (PDU) NOW IN OPERATION IN ALLIANCE,OHIO. BY MEASURING AND ANALYZING THE COAL AND SLUDGE ENTERING, AND PRODUCTS, BYPRODUCTS, AND EMISSIONS LEAVING THE PDU, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: (1) CONVERSION OF REFINERY SLUDGE TO A VALUABLE BYPRODUCT, (2) MEETING EPA REGULATIONS FOR SOLID, LIQUID, AND GASEOUS EMISSIONS, AND (3) OPTIMIZATION OF THE PROCESS FOR PHASE II AND COLLECTION OF ACCURATE CAPITAL AND OPERATING COST DATA. PETROLEUM REFINERIES ARE UNAVOIDABLY GENERATING WASTE STREAMS OF OIL SLUDGE IN THE AMOUNT OF APPROXIMATELY 30,000 TONS PER YEAR PER REFINERY. THE WASTE STREAM COMPRISES SEDIMENT FROM STORAGE TANKS, BOTTOMS FROM DISTILLATION UNITS, SPENT CATALYST, AND WASTE WATER. DISPOSAL OF THIS REFINERY SLUDGE IS A CHALLENGE TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY. CALDERON ENERGY COMPANY OF BOWLING GREEN, INC., BELIEVES IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO CONFIRM THE FEASIBILITY OF RECOVERING CLEAN ENERGY FROM REFINERY SLUDGE IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE MANNER BY MIXING IT WITH THE BITUMINOUS COAL BEING PROCESSED THROUGH THE CALDERON COAL CONVERSION SYSTEM PROCESS DEVELOPMENT UNIT (PDU) NOW IN OPERATION IN ALLIANCE,OHIO. BY MEASURING AND ANALYZING THE COAL AND SLUDGE ENTERING, AND PRODUCTS, BYPRODUCTS, AND EMISSIONS LEAVING THE PDU, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO CONFIRM THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES: (1) CONVERSION OF REFINERY SLUDGE TO A VALUABLE BYPRODUCT, (2) MEETING EPA REGULATIONS FOR SOLID, LIQUID, AND GASEOUS EMISSIONS, AND (3) OPTIMIZATION OF THE PROCESS FOR PHASE II AND COLLECTION OF ACCURATE CAPITAL AND OPERATING COST DATA.

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