Slurry Bioremediation of Petrochemical Waste Sludges

by Frank J. Castaldi, Radian Corp, Austin, United States,
Davis L. Ford, Radian Corp, Austin, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Slurry bioremediation testing was conducted on waste sludges from petrochemical production. The study concludes that the apparent mechanism for remediation of the waste involves an initial dissolution of the waste constituents into the aqueous phase followed by actual biodegradation. The test reactor most successful in the solubilization and dispersal of waste constituents and possibly most effective in reducing waste sludge mass during treatment is the reactor with the lowest waste sludge-to-microorganism ratio.

Subject Headings: Sludge | Waste treatment | Biological processes | Aerobic processes | Waste treatment plants | Waste management | Petroleum

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