Refinery and Chemical Plant Water Treating: Air and Steam Stripping

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REFINERY AND CHEMICAL PLANT WATER TREATING:
AIR AND STEAM STRIPPING

Andrew W. Sloley
The Distillation Group, Inc.*
P.O. Box 10105
College Station, Texas 77842-0105

Brad Fleming
Jaeger Products, Inc.*
4035 Schilling Way
Dallas, Texas 75237

Presented at the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Spring Annual Meeting
Tokyo, March 29-31, 1994

Abstract copyright Andrew W. Sloley
1997

In the current regulatory climate, removal of trace levels of contaminants from refinery and chemical plant process water streams has become critical for compliance with environmental standards. The traditional and proven processes in this service are air stripping and steam stripping. Each has particular mechanical specifications that must be considered for proper operation. Chief among these are operating effectiveness, flexibility, materials selection, and fouling. Basic rules for areas of applicability of air stripping and steam stripping are presented. Two case studies, one for an air stripper and one for a steam stripper, are shown as successful applications of the stripping process for contaminant removal.

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