Solar desalination of Gas Refinery wastewater using membrane distillation process

Rada Zarasvand Asadi, Fatihah Suja`, Faramarz Tarkian, Farhad Mashhoon, Samad Rahimi, Abolfazl Atash Jameh

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Abstract

Membrane desalination driven by solar energy is a new technology to purify high saline wastewater from oil fields. This system is based on pervaporation and its required energy is supplied by solar radiation. To evaluate the performance of this system in saline oily effluent treatment, one pilot scale membrane desalination system with a surface area of 40m2 is installed in Sarkhon zone near the port of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. The system consists of a membrane evaporator located under a transparent plastic cover foil, which is UV resistant, placed on the ground. The feed for this unit is supplied from the deoiled effluent of the Sarkhon Gas Refinery. An average production rate of desalinated water for the period of spring 2005 is 1.3L/(d.m2). The quality of desalinated water meets the irrigation water standard of Iranian Department of Environment most of the time. The purification performance (contaminated versus purified water) of the system loaded with the Sarkhon Gas Refinery wastewater is total dissolved solids (TDS) from 1991 reduced to 91mg/L, conductivity from 3342 reduced to 150μS/cm, chloride from 1565 reduced to 6.6mg/L and Oil and Grease from 31 reduced to 1.12mg/L.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalDesalination
Volume291
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2012

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Desalination
distillation
Distillation
desalination
Wastewater
Gases
membrane
Membranes
wastewater
Water
gas
effluent
water
Effluent treatment
Pervaporation
Lubricating greases
Evaporators
Oil fields
Solar radiation
Irrigation

Keywords

  • Desalination
  • Gas refinery wastewater
  • Membrane
  • Pervaporation
  • Solar Dew

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Water Science and Technology

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Zarasvand Asadi, R., Suja`, F., Tarkian, F., Mashhoon, F., Rahimi, S., & Atash Jameh, A. (2012). Solar desalination of Gas Refinery wastewater using membrane distillation process. Desalination, 291, 56-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2012.01.025

Solar desalination of Gas Refinery wastewater using membrane distillation process. / Zarasvand Asadi, Rada; Suja`, Fatihah; Tarkian, Faramarz; Mashhoon, Farhad; Rahimi, Samad; Atash Jameh, Abolfazl.

In: Desalination, Vol. 291, 02.04.2012, p. 56-64.

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Zarasvand Asadi, R, Suja`, F, Tarkian, F, Mashhoon, F, Rahimi, S & Atash Jameh, A 2012, 'Solar desalination of Gas Refinery wastewater using membrane distillation process', Desalination, vol. 291, pp. 56-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2012.01.025
Zarasvand Asadi, Rada ; Suja`, Fatihah ; Tarkian, Faramarz ; Mashhoon, Farhad ; Rahimi, Samad ; Atash Jameh, Abolfazl. / Solar desalination of Gas Refinery wastewater using membrane distillation process. In: Desalination. 2012 ; Vol. 291. pp. 56-64.
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