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Stabilization of petroleum sludge


1989 1989

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Abstract (summary)

Investigations for the effective stabilization and solidification of an acidic petroleum sludge are reported in this thesis. Literature and vendor surveys were performed to evaluate candidate stabilization agents. Fifty mixes using over twenty different agents were evaluated in the laboratory. Conventional stabilization agents, such as cement and fly ash, were investigated along with unconventional agents such as organically modified clays. A detailed study of the organically modified clays indicated that the organophilic clays responded differently with regard to each other and with regard to the organic test fluids utilized. The stability of the treated sludge was evaluated by unconfined compression tests, while the leaching potential of hazardous constituents from the stabilized matrix was evaluated using a modified form of the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP). The organically modified clays, used in conjunction with some type of binder material such as portland cement, appear to provide adequate stabilization of the petroleum sludge.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Civil engineering
Classification
0543: Civil engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences
Title
Stabilization of petroleum sludge
Author
Pancoski, Stephen Eugene
Number of pages
503
Publication year
1989
Degree date
1989
School code
6000
Source
MAI 27/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Evans, Jeffrey C.
University/institution
Bucknell University
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1336751
ProQuest document ID
303801988
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303801988/abstract
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