PEFTEC - Abstract

Abstract Title: Fast and reliable on-line analysis of oils in water by carbon detection cost-effective monitoring of water quality in the petrochemical sector
Abstract Type: Seminar
Session Choice: Applications of PAT in process industries petrochemical, chemical, alternative feedstocks, bio processing, sustainable products
Presenter Name: Mr Benjamin Mattejiet
Company/Organisation: LAR Process Analysers AG
Country: Germany

Abstract Information :

In the petrochemical industry process optimization is increasingly implemented by operators in order to reduce the consumption of essential chemicals, increase process capacities, maximize oil and gas production as well as to preserve water resources. Monitoring of water quality and its contamination caused by oils and organics is of importance. To monitor organic pollution the sum parameter TOC, total organic carbon, is used. For oil contamination there are many laboratory method-dependent parameters. rnrnAs both environmental protection and process optimization require fast and reliable detection, timely alarm and high equipment uptime, on-line analysers are used to monitor organics and oils in water streams instead of time consuming laboratory analysis. In practice, the correct TOC on-line analyzer is capable of detecting both, oils and organics. Normally, oil in water detection is based on indirect determination of specific compounds aliphatics, aromotics, PAH etc. using the capability of dissolved organics to absorb light in different spectra or emitting UV fluorescence. The intensity of the absorption or fluorescence indicates the oil contamination. With TOC analysis carbon compounds are directly oxidized producing CO2 measured by a NDIR detector. The high temperature technology at 1,200C allows complete oxidation of all organics without catalysts or chemicals, resulting in reduced operating costs and increased reliability. Such analyzers are operated safely and reliably in many installations at refineries and petrochemical plants as hundreds of installations worldwide prove. Referring to operational experiences with these analytical equipment, this lecture will deal with the cost-effective monitoring of oil and organic contamination in water by use of carbon detection.rn