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An Overview of Resource Recovery in Petroleum Refineries
Author: H. E. Knowlton
Date: 11/83
Reprinted from Industrial Wastes, November/December 1983

This article covers the major waste streams generated in refineries and describes the opportunities to recover valuable materials and shrink the volume of residual wastes that usually goes elsewhere for final treatment and disposal. This combination--recovery of valuable materials and shrinkage of waste volumes--provides money at both ends to make recovery efforts pay. It provides an overview of resource recovery. We hope that the discussion of unit operations may be of value to other industries whose processes have some similarity.