November 2019

Environment and Safety

Use submerged combustion systems to efficiently destroy hazardous plant waste

In the production of clean fuels, plastics and other hydrocarbon-based products, refineries and petrochemical facilities generate unwanted (waste) byproducts. Having no market value, the undesired byproducts must be recycled, minimized or eliminated. Depending on the feedstocks, end products and reactant materials, the unwanted materials can be gases, liquids or multiphase materials.

Predatsch, E., Armstrong, P., Selas-Linde North America

In the production of clean fuels, plastics and other hydrocarbon-based products, refineries and petrochemical facilities generate unwanted (waste) byproducts. Having no market value, the undesired byproducts must be recycled, minimized or eliminated. Depending on the feedstocks, end products and reactant materials, the unwanted materials can be gases, liquids or multiphase materials. In some cases, the byproducts are hazardous or toxic compounds and require more complex disposal strategies. As hazardous, toxic pollutants, these wastes must be managed according to strict environmental guidelines. Many factors are involved in selecting the best and most cost-effective solutions to handle proc

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