The petrochemical industry faces the challenge of effectively monitoring oil spills in water. Contamination of water sources with oil can not only have a significant environmental impact, but also lead to costly damage. In particular, plants that use oil for the production of bioenergy, lubricants and edible oils are at constant risk of spills and pollution.
Conventional oil-in-water (OiW) analysers on the market measure indirectly and rely on secondary oil properties. This presents a challenge in selecting the right analyser as the consistency, composition and origin of the oil can affect the analytical result. This becomes particularly critical when the OiW composition changes over time and includes various unknown oil types.
Direct monitoring of different streams
In order to overcome these challenges, Process Insights offers an effective solution for the petrochemical industry. The QuickTOCultra analyser directly measures and quantifies all types of oils, greases and lubricants, regardless of their origin. As a total organic carbon (TOC) analyser, it reacts to all organic hydrocarbon species and offers a dynamic measuring range from 10 to 50,000 mg C/l.
The Process Insights QuickTOCultra analyser is designed for accurate and reliable performance. It features innovative sampling techniques, transfer systems and an anti-isokinetic sampler. With the ability to monitor up to six streams in a single unit, the analyser provides the ability to monitor influent and effluent simultaneously. This helps to determine the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants. The direct TOC measurement of the QuickTOCultra analyser allows accurate monitoring of oil residues. It is not affected by oil type or consistency. Many of these analysers are successfully in operation. They protect water streams from various oils, detect environmental pollution and save costs.