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More Oil, Less Chemicals. pH Control in Crude Desalting

Desalting is a key process step in the refining of crude oil. But if not conducted properly, undesired components in the crude cause fouling and corrosion in downstream process operations and reduce the efficiency of heat transfer in furnaces and heat exchangers.

Further, the presence of oil in desalter wastewater leads to the need for additional treatment. Changes in crude quality and that of the wash water means process conditions constantly alter, making efficient desalting a challenge. Although often ignored, continuous pH control of the desalter wash water is essential for several reasons.

The white paper discusses some of these issues, particularly in relation to the role of the zeta potential in emulsion stability.

If desalting is not conducted adequately, undesired components in the crude not only cause fouling and corrosion in downstream process operations, they can also reduce the efficiency of heat transfer in furnaces and heat exchangers. Further, the presence of oil in desalter wastewater leads to the need for additional treatment.

For more details, http://www.mt.com/global/en/home/supportive_content/testimonials.WP_Control.twoColEd.html?crel=ePR_PP_EN

METTLER TOLEDO specializes in the area of precision instruments for professional use. METTLER TOLEDO laboratory instruments are used in research, scientific, drug discovery, and quality control labs, amongst many others in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetics industries. METTLER TOLEDO comprehensive industrial solutions cover the various steps in a host of manufacturing processes at many of the same customers that laboratory serves. Solutions range from receiving raw materials through various manufacturing processes, in-line process control and end-of-line packaging control, to logistics and shipping. Increasingly, these solutions are fully integrated into the customer's IT environment, helping automate their workflows. In food retail, our offering for fresh food management ranges from receiving and pre-packaging, to in-store solutions for self-service departments, deli counters, and checkout terminals.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
Im Langacher, Zip Code 8606
Greifensee, Switzerland
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