Innovative Technologies For Managing Oil Field Waste

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John A. Veil

Argonne National Laboratory, 955 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Suite 6000, Washington, D.C. 20024

J. Energy Resour. Technol 125(3), 238-248 (Aug 29, 2003) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1586306 History: Received March 01, 2001; Revised March 01, 2003; Online August 29, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Cross-section drawing of a hydrocyclone-type DOWS. Gravity separator-type DOWS have many of the same components but have two separate pump inlets-the upper one in the oil layer and the lower one in the water layer. Source: Reference 44.
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Aerial view of coastal Louisiana wetlands showing channels created by human activity. The open waters of the Gulf of Mexico are seen near the top of the photo.
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Mesocosm test facility at Southeastern Louisiana University. Wetland plants are grown in the drums. Water levels can be controlled to simulate tidal or non-tidal fluctuations.
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Map of the United States showing the location of bedded and domal salt formations
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Map of Texas showing the locations of permitted disposal caverns as of August 2002. NOW is nonhazardous oil field waste and NORM is naturally occurring radioactive material.




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