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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation Of The Dispersion Of Oil Refinery Liquid Effluent [avaliação Da Dispersão De Efluente Líquido De Refinaria De Petróleo]
Author: Mariano A.P.
da Silva A.J.
de Oliveira V.J.A.
de Angelis D.F.
Abstract: In this paper, two techniques to evaluate the dispersion of the effluent of an oil refinery are presented. Thus, the dispersion plume was characterized by field measurements of electrical conductivity and by computational simulation (Cormix simulator). An oil refinery whose effluent is discharged on the Atibaia river (Paulínia/SP) is taken as study case. The behavior of the effluent was evaluated until 1000 m after the discharge. The results show that the measurement of electrical conductivity is a suitable technique to evaluate the dispersion of oil refinery wastewaters, since they have high conductivity and for this reason there is a strong contrast between the values of the wastewater and the ambient background. Furthermore, other water quality parameters had a dispersion behavior similar to that shown by the conductivity. The dispersion plume generated by the computational simulator showed high concordance with the field data. In this manner, computational simulation can be a useful tool to evaluate the dispersion of discharges considering hypothetic scenarios, as well as to design the discharge channel.
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Date Issue: 2010
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