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Seminar "Advances in Produced Water Treatment Research" | Qatar University

Seminar "Advances in Produced Water Treatment Research"

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Organizer Gas Processing Center
College Office of Research
Event Type Ceremony
Date March 26, 2015
Time 12:00 - 13:00
Venue New Research Complex - Room: F101
Email gpc@qu.edu.qa

The increasing trend in global energy demand determines the quantity of crude oil needed to be produced. Produced water constitutes the largest quantity of waste stream from oil and gas production industries. The ratio of oil to produced water varies between 1:2 and 1:50. Around 210 million barrels of produced water have been generated on a daily basis. The best way to address water scarcity is to create an efficient water treatment process which would help recycle the treated water for further production. A general overview of produced water treatment will be given. In this research program, macro, ultra, nano and reverse osmosis filtration polymeric membranes were screened, and used in series to treat produced water to a quality equivalent to that of tap water. Ceramic membranes were also screened and flow conditions such as cross flow velocity (CFV) and transmembrane pressure (TMP) were optimized. Water was characterized analytically in terms of oil content, COD and TDS before and after each filtration. Fouling results were interpreted in terms of Hermia’s model, and different cleaning procedures for the ceramic membranes were assessed.  Research done on an Integrated Process of Organoclay Adsorption and Dissolved Air Floatation will also be discussed.

Seminar is presented by:

Prof. Amr Henni