ST-5000 Sludge Separation, Remediation and Water Purification Complex

Updated: May 6, 2020

Market Conditions: In China (practically everywhere there) the hydrocarbons are removed previously by oil local company facility before given the sludge to a service company like ours for processing. In this case a few things are observed.

On one side the oil company uses furnace systems to elevate the temperature of the sludge attempting to remove additional crude. The crude removed account only for an additional 3%, but mainly the residual sludge waste that is created is accumulated without the possibility, further capacity or desires by the oil company to further process it. However, the sludge waste post processing that is received by our mobile plant still has considerable amount of residual crude oil that has to be processed for environmentally friendly compliance. With out this additional processing, the only option and consequence is accumulation at the facility or surrounding waste pits. The most important fact here is that the oil company facility is declaring the sludge processed as fully remediated and decontaminated to environmental standards (1% TPH) although they do no have the facility to accomplish this task.

accumulation of processed sludge with high amount of residual hydrocarbon contamination
accumulation of processed sludge with high amount of residual hydrocarbon contamination

Full Remediation Complex for processing waste sites.

Heavy Duty ST-5000 is a complex, has 4 stages in 3 containers:

Modular Complex will process 5 m3/hour of sludge or 45,000 tons/year

  1. Primary OWS Separation,

  2. Secondary Water Treatment and Oil Polishing Unit (in one container)

  3. Biological Digester for hydrocarbon residue degradation achieving 1% TPH.

Environmentally Friendly Remediation: The complex will provide waste volume redutions and achieve 1% Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) in solids and water. Our systems are NOT designed based on the use of Pyrolysis as a process. The main feature is the waste volume reduction which in turn reduces disposal cost using non-chemical technologies.

Water Purification: The unit has a Reverse Osmosis water Purification unit and the digester process that metabolizes most contaminated and residual hydrocarbons. The water out of the plant will be in drinkable conditions at a ratio of 70% drinkable vs 30% organic discharge broth with bacteria by-products. In remote regions or underpopulated areas, the water can be distributed for social purposes or irrigation while the broth can be dried and used as fertilizer.

Additional Plant Products: the by-product of the bacteria eating away waste and crude is Fertilizer and Bio-Gas, which can also be use in local areas.

Digesters can be configured for aerobic and anaerobic use.

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