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New Methods of Petroleum Sludge Disposal and Utilization

  • M. R. Islam


Disposal of the oil sludge is one of the fundamental problems of petroleum production. Increasingly stringent environmental control regulations, lack of final disposal sites, and high costs involved in disposal have resulted in limitations of oil sludge disposal options. The oil sludge is the primary unwanted by-product generated in the production of oil. All types of this by-product contain some sediments and water with different ratios of oil, solids and water in various states of emulsification. In some cases excessive levels of the by-product yield a product that is unsellable and untreatable.


Compressive Strength Silica Fume Paving Material Rapid City Petroleum Sludge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Islam
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  1. 1.Department of Geological EngineeringSouth Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyRapid CityUSA

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